29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 11,250
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE EAGLES
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Of similar form, standing with wings outstretched, their powerful bodies and legs with incised overlapping feathers, their heads arching forwards and to the right, their tails extending at the back with raised rectangular tangs and small holes in the centre of their backs for attachment, perhaps to furniture or a chariot, one with large talons spread on a curved integral rectangular base, pierced at either end, a bronze rivet remaining
10¼ in. (26 cm.) max. diam, mounted (2)
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Formerly in a European private collection since 1966.
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