A ROMAN BRONZE PATERA
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
The circular bowl with a profiled rim, lathe-turned concentric circles in the tondo, along the exterior shoulders, and on the underside, the handle with an ivy leaf on the flange where it joins the bowl, fluted along its length and terminating in the head of a ram, its fleece rendered as individual spirals, the ridged curving horns underslung, with a long muzzle, the nostrils and mouth indicated
16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) long
Bowl: 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diameter