• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    A BYZANTINE BRONZE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A PANTHER

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE BRONZE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A PANTHER
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    With elongated body, large head with bared teeth, 5 in. (13 cm.) long; and another 19 bronze mainly vessel attachments, including a pair of Greek bronze handles with palmette attachment plates, circa 5th Century B.C., 7 in. (18 cm.) wide; two Roman bronze lion paw feet, 2 in. (5 cm.) high max.; and nine Greek bronze spool-shaped handle attachments, circa 5th Century B.C., 3½ in. (9 cm.) long max. (20)


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    Provenance

    European private collection; acquired in the late 19th Century by the grandfather of the present owner.