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Roman Marble Fragment, Head of a Lion, Water Spout
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Exquisite Roman Marble Fragment, Head of a Lion, Water Spout, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. On custom stand, curly mane, deeply drilled eyes. Excellent condition for a fragment. Stone is 5 1/2" high. On custom stand 7 1/2" high x 7" x 4 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. CF. Animals in Ancient Art, The Leo Mildenberg collection, fig. 138, p. 158. Fragment preserves upper porion of a sculpted lion head water spout. Originally may have been part of a stone sima, or gutter, or a building. It's protruding concave tongue would have been channeled rainwater down and away from building. Missing lower jaw and tongue.
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