11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 17,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
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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Molly Morse Limmer
French Private Collection, 1970.
with Rupert Wace, London, 2007 (Ancient Art, no. 51).
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III
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