London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A ROMAN MARBLE FRAGMENT OF A RIGHT HAND
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
With a small bowl in the upturned palm
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
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Cf. V. Karageorghis, Ancient Cypriote Art in the Severis Collection, Athens, 1999, pp. 141-143, nos. 105-106, for Bronze Age terracotta examples. It is suggested that these were used for libations or for the burning of incense during rituals.
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