London, South Kensington
6 November 2002
TWO ROMAN BRONZE CHARIOT FITTINGS WITH EAGLE HEAD TERMINALS
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
One with a tapering hexagonal shaft surmounted by an eagle's head, the shaft with hook in the form of a duck's head, incised naturalistic details, the shaft pierced twice at the base for attachment; and the other similar with cylindrical shaft, mouldings above and below, the eagle with feather details in relief, a round ball in its open beak
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) and 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
Item one: sold Christie's London, 5 October 2000, lot 203.
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Item one: cf. The Ernest Brummer Collection, II, Galerie Koller, Zurich, 1979, p. 165, no. 586 for the type.
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