26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF AN IVY-TETHERED PANTHER
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Standing, with the head turned to the right, snarling, tail curled downwards, the ivy harness around the neck with two leaves on the chest, some restoration
1½ in. (3.9 cm.) high
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 174.
This panther probably was once part of a Bacchic group; numerous ivy-tethered panthers accompany Bacchus and occasionally satyrs throughout classical art.
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