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Base of the foot of a piece of Roman furniture: the paw of a lion-type support

Pavonazzetto marble

Height: 10cm
Width: 13cm
Length: 20cm

Museum number: S57

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 254help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

The veining of the marble and the thickness of the paw indicate that this fragment was the base of a table-support. Antique peg-holes remaining at joints confirm that heavy marble furniture was sectioned together by means of deeply sunk iron pegs or clamps, in the same way that candelabrum shafts were in sections joined together.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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