Early Imperial Roman Bronze Lion Head Protome
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This exquisite bronze protome would have been part of a furniture piece. The solid cast piece has been intricately chased.

 

1st Century AD

 

Height: 7.2 cm.     (2 7/8 in.)

ex: private Swiss collection, 2000

 

(#4310)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures IV (New York, 2006) p.28

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Mitten, David G.  & Suzannah F. Doeringer; Master Bronzes from the Classical World (Mainz, 1968) no.287

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