• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    A ROMAN BRONZE ARYBALLOS AND STRIGIL

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE ARYBALLOS AND STRIGIL
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The aryballos with raised foot, concentric circles on the underside, the hinged lid with ribbed decoration and a circular opening with a shell-shaped cover, a separately made shallow dish sitting within the mouth, and a shallow circular scoop sitting in the aryballos with hooked attachment, the arched handle with duck head terminals, the looped handle attachments in the shape of comic masks with silver inlaid eyes and finely incised details; the strigil with a wide deeply angled blade and openwork rectangular handle
    3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high and 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) long respectively


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    Provenance

    with Safani Gallery, New York, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1996.