4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 74,500
Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000
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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Acquired by the current owner in Switzerland, 1995.
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