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LOT 0074

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GBP (£) 30,000 - 40,000
EUR (€) 35,000 - 46,660
USD ($) 38,690 - 51,590

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £22,500
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Roman Mosaic Panel with Summer

1st century BC-2nd century AD

A large rectangular mosaic floor panel in original matrix, with castellated bichrome border and inner frame of larger (10mm) tesserae surrounding the central portrait with micro tesserae as small as 2mm; the subject a bust of Summer with foliage wreath to the brow, peplos gown and folded wings, enigmatic legend above 'ΜΕΘΟ ΠΩΡΙΛΗ', set into a modern frame; supplied in custom-made transport/storage container. 66.6 kg, mosaic: 119 x 120 cm crate: 129 x 130 cm (50 3/4 x 51"). Very fine condition.

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Provenance
Property of an important French collector; his collection having been formed since the early 1960s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no. 142950-10004.

Literature
See Dunbabin, K. M. D. Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World, Cambridge, 1999.


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The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
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Viewing from noon Monday 25th November 2019
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