6 July 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
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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Rui da Silva
with Safani Gallery, New York, from whom acquired by the present owner in 1996.
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