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Lot 61: A  ROMAN  MOSAIC  EMBLEMA  PANEL,  NORTH  AFRICA,  CIRCA  LATE  2ND  CENTURY  A.D.

Est: $40,000 USD - $60,000 USDSold:
Sotheby'sJune 07, 2012New York, NY, US

Item Overview

Description

PROPERTY  FROM  A  NEW  YORK  PRIVATE  COLLECTION
depicting  in  multicolored  tesserae  within  a  dentiled  border  a  rockfish  swimming  to  left;  the  tesserae  set  in  plaster  within  a  wood  frame.
17  by  21  cm.      43.2  by  53.3  cm.

Provenance

M. Lepage, Tunis, early 20th Century, received as a gift from the Bey of Tunis (from an inscription at the back)
French private collection, by direct descent
reputedly Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1960s or earlier
Nina Borowski, Paris
acquired by the present owner from Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, circa 1997

Auction Details

Egyptian, Classical, and Western Asiatic Antiquities

by
Sotheby's
June 07, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

1334 York Avenue, New York, NY, 10021, US