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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    A ROMAN SILVER PANTHERESS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN SILVER PANTHERESS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Seated on her hind legs, her left foreleg extended forward, supported on her right foreleg, her head turned to her left and angled up, her open mouth baring fangs and a lolling tongue, wearing a collar with ivy leaves and berries, four swollen teats along her torso, the fur rendered throughout, punctuated with circular inlays, the tail wrapped around her right haunch
    1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    English Private Collection, prior to 1966.