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    Sale 2056

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    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A ROMAN BRONZE PLAQUE

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE PLAQUE
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    oval in form with a projecting flange at the base, cast with a scene in relief, depicting a soldier facing right, possible one of the Dioscuri, standing with his weight on his right leg, his left leg relaxed, the horse's reins in his right hand, the left arm held across the chest, holding his sword, armed in a helmet over his short wavy hair, a cloak draped over his left shoulder and right arm, wearing a short tunic beneath a quirass and pteryges, and high-top sandals, his horse with the right foreleg and tail raised, a military trophy in the background framed by starts
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1970s.