4 June 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN BRONZE OLPE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The ovoid body on a flat base, the underside with lathe-turned concentric bands, tapering to a short neck, the rim edged with an egg-and-dart molding, beading above, the separately-cast handle with a foliate shaft, with duck-head terminals emerging along the join of the rim, the handle plate in the form a mask of Silenus
6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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