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Published Roman Bronze Applique, Lion's Head Form

Lot 0140 Details

Description
Roman. ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. Sheet bronze, hammered to depict the face of a lion with large staring eyes and pronounced muzzle, encircled with a mane of radiating, engraved tufts. A rim with three ridges. Through the open mouth a massive handle ring originally passed. An attachment hole through rim above. Appliqué from a door or a sarcophagus. Just over 7" D (18 cm).


Provenance: Formerly JDC Catalogue 13 (Basle 2001), No. 98 with illusustrations; previously Collection Hofmann, Berlin, before
1939, acquired from Ruth Hofmann.

Cf, M. Comstock - C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Cat. Boston (Boston 1971) 460ff. No. 672 -674 with illus.; Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Kat. Boston (Boston 1971) 460ff. Nr. 672-674; T. Weber, Syrisch-
Römische Sarkophagbeschläge in: DaF 2, 1989, passim.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
Condition
Slight restoration
to rim and mouth.
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Published Roman Bronze Applique, Lion's Head Form

Estimate $2,000 - $2,500
Oct 23, 2014
Starting Price $1,200
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0140: Published Roman Bronze Applique, Lion's Head Form

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Est. $2,000 - $2,500Starting Price $1,200
Exceptional Antiquities - Classical World
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Lot 0140 Details

Description
...
Roman. ca. 2nd to 3rd century CE. Sheet bronze, hammered to depict the face of a lion with large staring eyes and pronounced muzzle, encircled with a mane of radiating, engraved tufts. A rim with three ridges. Through the open mouth a massive handle ring originally passed. An attachment hole through rim above. Appliqué from a door or a sarcophagus. Just over 7" D (18 cm).


Provenance: Formerly JDC Catalogue 13 (Basle 2001), No. 98 with illusustrations; previously Collection Hofmann, Berlin, before
1939, acquired from Ruth Hofmann.

Cf, M. Comstock - C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Cat. Boston (Boston 1971) 460ff. No. 672 -674 with illus.; Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Kat. Boston (Boston 1971) 460ff. Nr. 672-674; T. Weber, Syrisch-
Römische Sarkophagbeschläge in: DaF 2, 1989, passim.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
Condition
...
Slight restoration<br/>to rim and mouth.

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