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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    A ROMAN BRONZE STRIGIL

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE STRIGIL
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The curved blade decorated with stippled scrolling tendrils on the upper surface, with attachment ring through the rectangular pierced handle, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long; two others, one with dotted tendril details and the handle with animal head terminal, both circa 1st-2nd Century A.D., 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long max.; a Roman bronze mirror with short attachment tang, the reverse decorated with concentric rings, 5¾ in. (14.4 cm.) diam.; a bronze mirror plate from a hinged mirror, the exterior with concentric rings, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam.; and a tinned bronze alloy mirror plate decorated with a border of punched holes, in two parts, 4 in. (10.1 cm.) diam., all circa 1st Century B.C./A.D. (6)


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    PUBLISHED:
    Two smaller strigils and tinned mirror plate: L. Geiges, Die Regio, Landschaft am Oberrhein, Eine Kulturgeschichte in Bildern, Köln, 1986.

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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ORDER OF SALE

    Neolithic to Byzantine Lots 1-44
    Jewellery Lots 45-64
    Egyptian Lots 65-124
    Near Eastern Lots 125-167
    Mediterranean World Lots 168-210

    NEOLITHIC TO BYZANTINE

    PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
    Lots 1-8, 45-52, 128, 139 and 145-146