A Byzantine marble pilaster capital
Lot 176*W
A Byzantine marble pilaster capital
Sold for £7,187 (US$ 12,080) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Byzantine marble pilaster capital
Circa 5th-6th Century A.D.
The front section trapezoid in shape, with a rectangular back, carved in relief with a band of laurel with a scallop shell at the top, a central circular sunken panel with a cross in relief, the 'Alpha' and 'Omega' symbols hanging from the arms, four laurel leaves at the corners, 22½in x 20in x 13in (57cm x 51cm x 33cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    German private collection, acquired in 1982.

    Literature:
    For similar iconography on stelai, cf. H. von Ludwig Wamser, Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte: Munich, 2005, figs. 870-1.
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