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A ROMAN BRONZE CHARIOT OR BOAT FITTING IN THE FORM OF A HIPPOPOTAMUS
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The leaping hippopotamus emerges from a calyx-form socket, its hide with stippled dots, the mouth revealing a row of teeth, the support below with two hooks in the form of a human finger, mounted
6¾ in. (17 cm.) long
Sold Sotheby's New York, 20 June 1990, lot 61.
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