8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE SPOUT
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
In the form of the head of a panther, the small spout protruding through its open mouth above the lolling tongue, with a ridged nose, small eyes with heavy lids beneath thick brows, small upright ears and two tiers of thick tufts at the back, a third tier radiating outwards, a hollow cylinder on the reverse for attachment
6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm.) long
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 89-54.
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