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Grand Tour Rosso Antico Marble Model of the Lateran Obelisk

Auction:
3272B
Lot:
433
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3272B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 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. 22, base 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Chip to top of obelisk.


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Keywords

Italy, Ancient Egyptian architecture, Christian saints, Christians, Constantine the Great, Epigraphy, Monoliths, Obelisk, Prosopography of ancient Rome, Rosso Antico, Sculpture, Thutmose III

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