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Grand Tour Rosso Antico Marble Model of the Lateran Obelisk

Auction:
3234B
Lot:
508
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3234B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Grand Tour Rosso Antico Marble Model of the Lateran Obelisk, Italy, late 19th/early 20th century, the shaft incised with "hieroglyphs" and resting on a plinth with the Latin inscription commemorating Constantine the Great's conversion, set on slate base, ht. 17 3/4, base 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,800-2,200

Shaft broken and repaired, chips to the top of the obelisk, marble plinth, and slate.


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Italy, Ancient Egyptian architecture, Ancient Egyptian technology, Christian saints, Constantine the Great, Epigraphy, Monoliths, Obelisk, Prosopography of ancient Rome, Thutmose III, Visual arts

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