8 June 2004
A PARTHIAN BRONZE VESSEL HANDLE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a stylized lion, the open mouth baring the teeth and lolling tongue, the rib cage indicated by incision, the body embellished with punching and incision, a small tenon below the right rear paw for attachment
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high excluding tenon
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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J.M. Eisenberg and R.S. Bianchi, Catalogue of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York, 1992, no. 89-92.
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