• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 172

    A ROMAN BRONZE HELMET ATTACHMENT

    CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE HELMET ATTACHMENT
    CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    From the crossbar of a Niederbieber-type helmet, in the form of an eagle protome, with a downturned beak, bulging eyes and heavy brow, the feathers and wings finely incised on both sides, the front edge forked and undulating, with two incised dolphins along the edge, tapering to the riveted flange
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1970.
    with Rupert Wace, London, 2007 (Ancient Art, no. 51).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III