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, firsthalf 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)