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Langobardi or Carolingian Italian Marble Spoila

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.)

23 cm. (9 1/16 in.)


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

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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