London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK BRONZE VESSEL HANDLE
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The lower attachment plate in the form of a bearded satyr mask, finely detailed with pointed ears, thick curly beard and moustache, the horns protruding from the top of his wavy hair, the arched fluted handle terminating in a satyr mask with hair swept away from the face and falling in braids on either side of the neck, with pointed ears and horns
5½ in. (14 cm.) long
Private European collection, 1990s.
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