26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE MULE HEAD KEY HANDLE
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The head with long nose and ears flattened against side, high mane with entwined wreath of ivy leaves and berries, circular hollow socket at the end for shaft of key
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) long
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 181.
Cf. M. True, A Passion for Antiquities: Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, Malibu, 1994, pp. 306-307, no. 159, for a similar key.
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