Lot 316: Roman Tankard Handle with Bacchus
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st-2nd century AD. A bronze lentoid-section handle with pelta-shaped upper attachment plaque, flower and leaf motifs to the shank, lower attachment lobe with scrolls and facing bust of Bacchus. Cf. Rolland, H. Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence, Paris, 1965, item 473. 42 grams, 68mm (2 3/4"). Property of an Essex collector; acquired on the UK art market.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.