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LOT 0213

Estimate
GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,680 - 2,250
USD ($) 1,890 - 2,520

Sold for: £5,500
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Roman Mosaic with Fish

1st-3rd century AD

A marine-themed mosaic fragment of irregular tesserae depicting a large central fish with dorsal and pectoral fins, split tail, gills and other detailing indicated in contrasting colours ascending, placed between two smaller fish shown in curved attitude descending; mounted in a modern matrix and frame. 19.5 kg, 106 x 65.5cm including frame (41 1/2 x 25 3/4"). Fine condition. A large decorative display piece.

Provenance
Property of an English gentleman; formerly the property of a Munich collector; previously acquired in the 1980s.