London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A ROMAN BRONZE VESSEL HANDLE
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The carinated strap handle terminating in a mask, perhaps of Silenus, with a broad nose, an open mouth, articulated eyes and furrowed brow, the strands of the full beard, moustache and hair coiled at the tips, a broad band above the head voluted at each end, mounted
17¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high
European private collection, 1954.
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