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THREE ROMAN BRONZE OBJECTS
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND CAROLYN COHEN
THREE ROMAN BRONZE OBJECTS

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-3RD CENTURY A.D.

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THREE ROMAN BRONZE OBJECTS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Including a bronze and iron knife, the handle cast in the form of a knobbed club terminating in a grotesque male head, with closely-cropped hair, large eyes, and a bent nose, a lock of hair at the back of his head; a grotesque pendant, in the form of male genitalia surmounted by a bearded elongated male head with exaggerated features, a suspension loop above; and a humped bull, cast with its head turned to the right, standing on an integral plinth, with incised details, including the ruff, dewlap and tail, a garland on the pedestal
Knife: 6 in. (15.9 cm.) high (3)
Provenance
Knife: Anonymous sale; Christie's East, New York, 28-29 April 1999, lot 681.
Pendant:
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
The Haddad Collection of Ancient Erotic Art, Part II; Christie's, New York, 8 June 2004, lot 170 (part).
Bull: Anonymous sale; Christie's East, New York, 28-29 April 1999, lot 687.

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