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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    A ROMAN BRONZE SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF A DOLPHIN

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE SUPPORT IN THE FORM OF A DOLPHIN
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Depicted diving downwards, with a long tail extending upwards, tapering toward its forked tailfin, the curving head with a raised dorsal fin, a smaller one behind, with projecting pectoral fins, details incised
    10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired on the New York art market in 1996.