A ROMAN BRONZE INCENSE SHOVEL
Circa 3rd Century A.D.
The handle in the form of a Corinthian column surmounting an animal hoof, the rectangular bowl with scrolling and rosettes in raised relief on the exterior, the corners with conical-shaped hollows
10½ in. (26.7 cm) long
Antiquities and Souvenirs of the Grand Tour, Christie's East, 19 March 1997, lot 78