12 June 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
A ROMAN BRONZE OINOCHOE
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The piriform vessel with a trefoil mouth and incised bands on the foot and shoulders, the separately-cast handle with a foliate shaft terminating below in a bust of Minerva between rosettes, and above in a youthful figure, perhaps a satyr, who relaxes with crossed legs on the vessel rim
9¾ in. (24.8 cm) high
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