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]