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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.1.130
Title
Couch Leg
Classification
Furniture
Work Type
leg
Date
1st-2nd century CE
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/191779
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
43.18 cm (17 in.)
Provenance
Said to come from the Valery collection (purchased 1947). [Uraeus Galerie d'Art et d;Archeologie, Paris, 1977], sold; to The Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University (1978-2012), transfer; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.1.130
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Elaborately carved wooden furniture leg, possibly for a couch, stool or table. It has a wide, flat foot below six thin torus shapes. The top, where it would have attached to a seat or tabletop, is narrow; below it is a carved bell or flower shape. The leg is curved and cracked, with a few chips missing from the raised decorative areas.
Subjects and Contexts

Roman Domestic Art

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