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Large Ancient Roman Marble Sculpture of a Standing Eagle - 100 AD

$6,000.00 Buy It Now 1d, $220.00 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: artancientltd (9,301) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 291938922885 An ancient Roman marble standing figure of an eagle, dating to the 2nd – 4th century AD, eastern Roman Empire. A powerful sculpture, standing with its wings folded back. With oversized talons, sturdy body and large cape-like wings. The back is flattened, suggesting it was originally sheltered by a niche. The eagle was revered in the ancient Roman world as a symbol of both immortality and power. This example appears to have been refashioned in later antiquity as an Altar, the head broken and a smooth depression formed. A rare, large example of ancient Roman sculpture. Height: 15 ¾ inches. Condition: Good, fragmentary as shown. Unrestored. Interestingly, the break at the head appears intentionally excavated in ancient times, perhaps suggesting its reuse as an altar. Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Mr. A.R., acquired on the London art market in the 1980’s. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Marble, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Culture: Roman

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