A ROMAN BRONZE LION HEAD HANDLE
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
Circular in form, cast in high relief, holding a fluted ring in its gaping jaw, the teeth bared, the tongue protruding, the radiating mane a series of short locks, the ears emerging from the wavy mass, the brow furrowed, the bulging lidded eyes with the pupils recessed, details stippled, perforated along the edge for attachment
10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) long including the ring