Auction ended on May 12th, 2012 UTC

73: A Large Roman Bronze Lion Furniture Handle

LOT PASSED|ESTIMATE: $1,700 - $2,500|Sell a Similar Item
Getting hard to find - especially this nice! From ancient Rome, ca 1st to 2nd century AD, solid bronze handle was attached to furniture and caskets (boxes); in the form of a lion head in relief with lovely detailed fur and facial features. Retains two of the original iron pins that held it in place, one quite large. 5-1/4"D x 7"L with ring. Custom museum-grade mount.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Gualario Collection, Tampa, FL.

This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.


Intact, save repaired break to ring.

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