London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE ALLOY PROW OF A SHIP
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The high rectangular socket with raised phallic motif on the front edge, a loop in the from of a stylized dolphin along the top, with remaining wood interior, mounted
13¾ in. (35 cm.) high; 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) long
Acquired in 1992.
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A copy of a 1994 report on the wood by S. Brather, Archaeological Conservation Centre, Brandenburg, accompanies this lot. The wood is from the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua).
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