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Lot 126B: Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
  • Roman silver bronze handle from large serving vessel
   
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Description: An ornate Roman silver inlaid bronze handle from a large serving vessel, c. 3rd – 4th Century AD, designed with three vertical ridges running the length. The central ridge is inlaid with silver and serves as the stem of a blossom above the attachment plate, itself beautifully adorned with two sphinxes with female heads sitting vis a vis. They are both is extremely fine style and highlighted with inlaid silver in their wings, eyes and decorative elements on their chests, their feet resting on volutes, each with central inlaid silver pellet. L: 7 ½ in (19.1 cm). Well-preserved and a product of a master workshop with a lovely brown patination with green highlight. Ex Los Angeles private collection.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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