Trapezophoros
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Trapezophoros

This sculpture from the second century is a trapezophoros, a sculpted stone to support a table or wall console. Rubens used this image as an inspiration when sketching images of the standing Christ child. 

  

Unknown artist 

Trapezophoros 

Greece or Asia Minor, 2nd century

Marble

 

Can be seen in the National Museum for Antiquities (Leiden