18 October 2005
A PAIR OF ROMAN BRONZE LION-HEADED HANDLES
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Each roundel with facing lion's head in high relief, a circular ribbed handle hangs from open mouth with bared teeth and protruding tongue, with incised facial details and radiating mane, traces of iron attachment rivets, mounted
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam. (2)
Private collection, acquired from Sasson Ancient Art, Jerusalem, 1993.
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