A LANGOBARDI OR CAROLINGIAN ITALIAN MARBLE SPOLIA
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Comprised of an early Imperial Roman Marble Corinthian capital from an engaged column, the upper portion recut and a socle cut into the face for repurposing as construction material, a well-documented phenomenon.

 

Julio Claudian, first half of the 1st Century AD, recut sometime around the 7th–9th Century

 

Height: 43.5 cm.     (17 1/8 in.)

Width: 41 cm.     (16 1/8 in.)

Depth: 23 cm.     (9 1/16 in.)

 

Ex: American private collection, acquired on the Israeli market 1977. Thence by descent.

 

#5820

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.26

 

Comparandum:

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin  ID no. 1203001 (Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome)

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