12 December 2002
This lot is offered without a reserve
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A CAPTIVE
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The bearded figure crouching on his left knee, his hands bound behind his back, wearing a short belted tunic, the projection from the back of the head suggesting the figure functioned as a furniture attachment
3¼ in. (8.3 cm) high
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