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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    A ROMAN BRONZE KNIFE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A MULE'S HEAD

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE KNIFE HANDLE IN THE FORM OF A MULE'S HEAD
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    The realistically modelled head turned back sharply to the right, with finely incised details, the mane falling in twisted locks and the forelock in four individual strands, wearing banded collar, mounted
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly property from a French deceased estate, Paris.