04 juin 2009

A massive roman red marble (cottanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.

A massive roman red marble (cottanello antico) labrum, circa 2nd-3rd century A.D.  The exterior of the shallow basin with fifty-eight deeply carved petals radiating from the central base, surmounted by a rectangular profiled molding, the cyma recta flaring to a deeply overhanging band of egg-and-dart, the flat disk rim offset on the exterior by the molded lip and on the interior by a groove, sloping to the wide shallow bowl, convex at the central tondo with two concentric moldings, with a later drill hole at the center,... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2009

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

A Roman mosaic panel. Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D. Composed of pink, russet, yellow, ochre, green, pale blue, grey, white and black tesserae, depicting a Nereid or Venus seated on the back of a bearded triton, naked with her drapery over her right leg and beneath her, holding a swag of drapery billowing behind, wearing a necklace, armlets and anklets, the triton holding her drapery in his upraised left hand, his lower chest in the form of a horse with raised forelegs and a dolphin swimming beneath, his lower body a scrolling fish... [Lire la suite]
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