A Roman marble lion head
Lot 119
A Roman marble lion head protome
Sold for £8,500 (US$ 14,219) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Roman marble lion head protome
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
With gaping jaws, the flowing mane with drilled details around the face, the deep-set drilled eyes beneath a pronounced brow, probably originally for a sarcophagus and hollowed for use as a fountain head, 11in (28cm) high


  • Provenance:
    Vincent Korda Collection (22 June 1897 – 4 January 1979), UK, thence by descent. Vincent Korda was an art director and the younger brother of Sir Alexander Korda and Zoltan Korda, all film-makers. He won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction on 'The Thief of Baghdad' (1940), and was nominated for three others.
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