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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    SEVEN ROMAN BRONZE AMULETS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    SEVEN ROMAN BRONZE AMULETS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Comprising a conjoined amulet incorporating a phallus, a central male genitalia, and a fisted hand (mano fico) with the thumb thrust between the index finger and middle finger, surmounted by a large suspension loop; two amulets in the form of male genitalia, one with tenon for attachment at the back; two winged phalli; a mano fico; and a bronze fist
    2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) long max. (7)


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    Provenance

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