Ancient Roman Mosaic Table

Ancient Roman Mosaic Table

Item Number: 6584

$14,500.00

If you don't have a PayPal account, we are happy to accept MasterCard or Visa.
Period: 4th - 5th c. CE
Dimensions: 33" square, 18" tall
Condition: Superb
Region: Roman Empire in Western Asia, possibly near Antioch, known as “The Mosaics of Antioch”, possibly Orontes Valley
Provenance: Acquired by the present owner in Switzerland in the 1970's. Originally owned by a Lebanese collector who acquired them in Syria as a young man in the 1950's.
Description
A genuine Roman mosaic inset in a custom Lucite table. Very pleasing geometric pattern in the colors that interior designers love. A central square with striped, stepped bands flanked by triangles or half-lozenges and rectangles in various rainbow-style motifs (a technique in which naturally colored stone tesserae are arranged in a diagonal sequence rather than in rows.) This piece figured large in the "Ancient Mosaics Selections of the Richard Brockway Collection" museum 2009 show sponsored by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University and is published in the show catalogue.

May have been part of the border decoration of a larger Byzantine figurative mosaic floor that once graced a house or church. Alternatively, part of mosaic pavements used to decorate a hallway or walkway.

Included: a spectacular high quality Lucite table stand which offers two sizes; a 33” square with removable top (which allows scratches to be buffed out as needed) and a secondary Lucite top resting above which increases size of table to 42” square by 19” high, making it an excellent and extremely attractive coffee table. A lower display shelf.





Search