11 June 2003
PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR
FIVE ROMAN BRONZE OBJECTS
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Including two plaques with facing lion heads, each baring its teeth, a bronze ring, not original to the piece, attached and now framing each head; a seated draped Isis, wearing a tunic under a mantle and a solar disk headdress, her right arm held across her chest, her left missing, her face and hair in silver, perhaps a modern restoration; a stepped rectangular pedestal with ovolo on the upper molding, Lesbian kymation on the lower; and a bird finial, its wings outstretched
5¼ in. (13.3 cm) diameter for the plaques (5)
Antiquities, The Property of the Thétis Foundation and Other Owners, Sotheby's London, 23 May 1991, lot 278 (Isis)
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This lot is being offered not subject to a reserve.
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