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A ROMAN BRONZE CERBERUS

CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

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A ROMAN BRONZE CERBERUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The guardian of the underworld with three canine heads, the larger central head upraised, looking straight ahead, and two smaller heads directed away from the body, one looking up and one looking down, the tail wrapped around the right hind leg, the fur rendered by neat incision, a snake wrapped around the left forepaw, bifurcating at the shoulders and merging at the back of the central head
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Israeli Private Collection, prior to the late 1960s.

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