A pair of Palmyrian stone lintels 2
Lot 172W
A pair of Palmyran stone lintels 2
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,063) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Palmyrian stone lintels 2 A pair of Palmyrian stone lintels 2 A pair of Palmyrian stone lintels 2
A pair of Palmyran stone lintels
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Both decorated in relief with six-petalled rosettes within square recesses in the sligthly curved central panel, a scallop shell protruding from each corner, a band of small rosettes and helix, two four-petalled flowers within a square at each side, 48in-49in (122cm-124cm) long (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    English private collection.
    With David Aaron Ancient Art, 2008.
    French private collection, Paris, since 1972.

    Literature:
    For a similar decorative use in Palmyran art of the six-petalled rosettes cf. M. Fortin, Syria. Land of Civilizations, Québec, 1999, p.296, pl.331.
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