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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 270

    A ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE EAGLE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Sensitively modelled and naturalistically detailed, standing with the right leg advanced, the wings open with their tips crossing above the tail, the overlapping feathers individually articulated and enhanced by incision, the head turned to its left, the lidded eyes with overhanging brows, the pupils indented, the beak sharply hooked
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in Switzerland, 1995.