8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
TWO ROMAN BONE OBJECTS
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
One in the form of a knucklebone sculpted in shallow relief on one side with a lovemaking scene, the lovers embraced in a kiss; the other the sliding lid from a box, with a central recessed panel carved in relief with a herm of an ithyphallic old satyr, his upper torso and right arm enveloped in a mantle, holding a thyrsus tied with a fillet in his left hand
Plaque: 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) high (2)
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An old collection label on the reverse of the plaque.
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