A Roman Marble Table Leg Fragment, circa 1st Century A.D.
Property from a North American Private Collection
A Roman Marble Table Leg Fragment
circa 1st Century A.D.
from a tripod table, in the form of a feline protome with gaping jaws.
Height 39 cm.
Large areas of original polish remaining, with root marks. Proper left side encrusted. Chip to tip of proper left ear. Tip of proper r. ear abraded. Back of support above head missing its back, thus exposing inside of deep channel where iron pin was once inserted for securing of tabletop. Various inventory numbers hastily painted in red on top, on back, and in front of support above head. Object is drilled underneath for mounting on a modern base.
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For a tripod table with similar legs restored by Piranesi see http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/145361.
The present lot appears among other artworks in Gilda Grat de Racaj Montemayor's interior, standing on top of a marble column capital.