Roman work of the 18th century
Height : 49cm 49cm Width : 91cm Depth : 78cm
(accidents and numerous restorations, one foot redone in composition imitating porphyry)
Bibliography : " Porphyry. Red Imperial. Power and Religion" by Dario Del Bufalo. Turin, Allemandi publisher, 2012, p. 155, ref. V.120.
Galerie Bernard Steinitz, Paris
Exhibition: Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 2007
- A very similar basin, but in antique yellow marble, Duc d'Aumont collection sale 12 December 1782, pp. 17/18, reproduced pl. 20. 18th century.
- A basin of the same spirit is preserved in the Quirinal Palace.