11 June 2003
A LATE HELLENISTIC OR ROMAN BRONZE FULCRUM TERMINAL
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
In the form of a goose head, from a couch, the wide fluted neck arching sharply to the right, the head naturalistically modeled, the wide bulging eyes lidded, the nostrils rendered along the concavities of the bill, which is open revealing the inner sheath, feathers rendered in shallow relief on either side of the head
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm) long
Blumka Gallery, 1958
Greta S. Heckett, Pittsburgh
Ancient Bronzes from the Estate of Greta S. Heckett, Antiquities from the Estate of Fahim Kouchakji and Other Owners, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 21 May 1977, lot 63
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