Date: 2ND - 4TH CENTURY AD.
Material: TESSERAE STONE.
Provenance: EX: EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION, EX: NYC ANTIQUITIES DEALER.
Condition: INTACT, SUPERB, CAST IN LIGHT CEMENT.
Measurements: 54.25 INCHES LONG, (138 CMS), 18.25 INCHES HIGH, (46.5 CMS).
An exceptionally fine mosaic featuring a central row of cubesrendered in perspective against a black background, and framed on top and bottom by a wave pattern.
Cf: For an almost identical parallel, see lot67, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 11 December 2002, (sold for $50,788). See also lot 75, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 12 June 2003, (sold for $31,200).