THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN BRONZE KNIFE HANDLE
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
In the form of a winged horse protome emerging from acanthus petals, its fore-legs extended, the hoofs well-modelled, its head turned slightly to the right, the mane peaking at the crest of his head between his erect ears, his tongue emerging from his open mouth, the fragment of a wing preserved on either side of its back, details of his fur and feathers finely rendered
2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) long
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd.