5 December 2012
A ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUÉ
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a griffin emerging from a voluted flange, horizontal ridges along the chest, the recessed articulated eyes beneath jutting brows, the beak hooked, with long forward curving ears, the mane with stippled fur, the prominent comb crescentic, a serrated ridge along the spine
10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 December 1994, lot 165.
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For a similar example see no. 214 in Menzel, Die römischen Bronzen aus Deutschland.
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