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Roman Bronze Lion Head Fitting

Lot 0019 Details

Description
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A cast bronze, concave applique of a lion's head, shown proud and fierce with a huge, flowing mane and an open mouth that you can imagine roaring. Its long tongue hangs down and out of its mouth. Eyes, nose, and mane are all excellently depicted; the artist who made the mold had probably seen lions, perhaps at the Roman Forum or in an amphitheatre local to their area. This would have been a fierce applied addition to any Roman item, attached using the two projecting tabs that extend from the back of the piece. Size: 1.2" W x 1.25" H (3 cm x 3.2 cm); 2.05" H (5.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex American private collection since the 1960s

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.

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#127001
Condition
Mottled light and dark green patina on surface. One of the tabs may have a small loss. Encrustation on interior. Excellent remaining details.
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Roman Bronze Lion Head Fitting

Estimate $400 - $600
Nov 21, 2017
Starting Price $200
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Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery

Louisville, CO, USA
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0019: Roman Bronze Lion Head Fitting

Sold for $200
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Est. $400 - $600Starting Price $200
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 10:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 24.5%

Lot 0019 Details

Description
...
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A cast bronze, concave applique of a lion's head, shown proud and fierce with a huge, flowing mane and an open mouth that you can imagine roaring. Its long tongue hangs down and out of its mouth. Eyes, nose, and mane are all excellently depicted; the artist who made the mold had probably seen lions, perhaps at the Roman Forum or in an amphitheatre local to their area. This would have been a fierce applied addition to any Roman item, attached using the two projecting tabs that extend from the back of the piece. Size: 1.2" W x 1.25" H (3 cm x 3.2 cm); 2.05" H (5.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private New York, USA collection; ex American private collection since the 1960s

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.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#127001
Condition
...
Mottled light and dark green patina on surface. One of the tabs may have a small loss. Encrustation on interior. Excellent remaining details.

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Louisville, CO 80027
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