A ROMAN BRONZE LION HEAD ATTACHMENT
A ROMAN BRONZE LION HEAD ATTACHMENT
A ROMAN BRONZE LION HEAD ATTACHMENT
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A GREEK BRONZE CANDELABRUM FINIAL

HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.

Details
A GREEK BRONZE CANDELABRUM FINIAL
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-2ND CENTURY B.C.
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Antiquities, Christie's, London, 27 April 1976, lot 188.
E. Foltzer (d. 1982), Switzerland, acquired from the above sale.

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Lot Essay

Depicting Pygmies alternating and in contest with Cranes. In ancient mythology the Pygmies were a tribe of people of unusually short stature, living at the edges of the known world, south of Egypt. They were often depicted fighting their sworn enemies: the cranes which in winter invaded their land. This finial likely surmounted a long shaft with a tripod base.
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