8 June 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE TONDO
CIRCA 2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
With a facing head of Medusa in high relief, her hair a wild mass of radiating locks, two snake heads emerging just below the wings at the top of her head, their tails tied below her chin, with bulging eyes below her furrowed brow, perforated twice for attachment along the rim
4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 July 1983, lot 181.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1984.
with Old World Galleries, New York.
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 84-7.
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