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LOT 0124

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Roman Mosaic with Mountain Lion Attacking Chamois

4th-6th century AD

A large irregular reconstituted mosaic panel set into a matrix within a rectangular frame; mosaic of stone tesserae mostly of 8mm-11mm size depicting a cream field with a lioness pouncing on two fleeing chamois mountain goats, with vegetation and leaves in the field. 58 kg, 131 x 91cm (51 1/2 x 35 3/4"). Fine condition, some restoration.

Acquired by the current owner in 2000; formerly in the collection of an important French gentleman, collection formed since early 1960s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.163724-10072.
Cf. mosaic panel depicting a running goat in the museum of Sousse, Tunisia.