A ROMAN OR PARTHIAN BRONZE ACROBATIC GROUP
circa 2nd-early 3rd century a.d.
With a muscular male wearing trousers and a pair of bracelets, balancing himself in a handstand on the extended fore-paws of an upright lion, the acrobat's head raised, the lion with his tongue protruding from his open mouth, the ensemble perhaps from the leg of a tripod or the handle of a vessel
11 in. (29.2 cm.) high