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LOT 0073

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,710 - 8,000
USD ($) 6,370 - 8,920

Opening Bid
£4,500 (EUR 5,143; USD 5,737) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Roman Bacchus Mosaic Panel

3rd-4th century AD

A substantial mosaic panel depicting Bacchus (Greek Dionysus) god of agriculture, wine and fertility, with long braided hair and fruit in the field, 'ΒΗΘΝ[Γ]...' legend below; mounted in a custom-made matrix and frame. 11.7 kg, 79 x 79cm including frame (31 x 31"). Very fine condition. An impressive display piece.

Provenance
From a private collection, the property of a Canadian gentleman living in London; from his father's collection formed in the late 1960s to 1980s.

Footnotes
Dionysus was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians, Hestia gave up her seat for him.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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Harwich, CO12 4DN

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