26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE CROUCHING RODENT
2ND CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
With front paws tucked up beneath the head, curled tail and stippled fur, rectangular tang below; and a Roman bronze mouse, sitting upright with nut(?) held to its mouth, short stumpy tail, 1st-3rd Century A.D.
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) and 2 in. (5.2 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 166; and Animals, 1981, I, no. 171 respectively.
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