26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE PANTHERESS
3RD CENTURY A.D.
With right foreleg raised and head turned to the right, prominent teats, on integral base, probably a chariot attachment; and a Parthian bronze handle in the form of a leopard, from an incense burner, with forelegs outstretched and tail coiled around left leg, the body decorated with impressed encircled dots, circa mid-1st Century A.D.
2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) and 4 in. (10.2 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 157; and Animals, 1981, I, no. 33 respectively.
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