• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 158

    A ROMAN BRONZE CERBERUS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE CERBERUS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The guardian of the underworld with three canine heads, the larger central head upraised, looking straight ahead, and two smaller heads directed away from the body, one looking up and one looking down, the tail wrapped around the right hind leg, the fur rendered by neat incision, a snake wrapped around the left forepaw, bifurcating at the shoulders and merging at the back of the central head
    2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Israeli Private Collection, prior to the late 1960s.