Carved from white marble, with carved apertures under the head of a large panther which is depicted in great detail, with exposed teeth and tongue, gaping jaws, and an aggressive expression. The back of the head has a smooth surface to which a tabletop support is attached, and curves outwards below the mouth. The piece is incomplete, as the table leg is missing. Ornamental acanthus leaves emerge from the animal's head where it is connected to the table leg.
In ancient Rome, owning furniture was a mark of distinction that reflected the wealth of a particular family. The majority of the population would have lived with only the most basic items, mainly made of wood. For the aristocracy, on the other hand, furniture was handcrafted from the most durable materials, such as marble, and embellished with fine decorative details. Furniture created during this period reached a level of sophistication and artistry that is evident in the sculptural elevation of this piece.
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2 400 €
14 000 €