• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 315

    A GROUP OF ROMAN BRONZE HANDLES AND ATTACHMENTS

    CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GROUP OF ROMAN BRONZE HANDLES AND ATTACHMENTS
    CIRCA 1ST-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Including a pair of handles with ram head terminals, 2 in. (5 cm.) long max.; another fragmentary handle, the attachment plate in the form of a mask with inverted palmette below, 4 in. (10 cm.) long; an attachment in the form of a youthful mask wearing berried wreath, 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high; another attachment with a bearded male mask, a spherical ribbed terminal on crown of head, 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) high; and a bronze handle, the attachment plate in the form of a satyr head, 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high (6)


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    Provenance

    Acquired at auction in France between 1983 and 2000.