26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BONE HANDLE WITH DOG HEAD TERMINAL
2ND CENTURY A.D.
The dog's head with ribbed collar and incised facial features, ears flat against neck, narrow slit along bottom edge; and a Romano-Egyptian bone incised rectangular panel with profile bird and plant, the bird with cross-hatched chest, open beak and long tail feathers, 3rd-4th Century A.D.
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) and 2½ in. (6.5 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 127; and Animals, 1986, II, no. 115 respectively.
Item two: cf. Exhibition catalogue, Égypte Romaine, Marseille, 1997, p. 104, no. 105, for panel with similar bird and coloured inlay.
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