A pair of Roman bronze lion head handles

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Lot 81
A pair of Roman bronze lion head handles

Sold for £ 7,200 (US$ 9,613) inc. premium
A pair of Roman bronze lion head handles
Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Cast in high relief, circular in form, each holding a ring in the gaping jaw, the teeth bared, the mane in two rows of short locks, the brow furrowed, the brows and eyes with incised details, with three attachment holes at the edge, some of the iron rivets remaining, 7¾in (19.7cm) diam; 9in (23cm) high including ring, mounted

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  • Provenance:
    French private collection, Paris, formed between the 1960s and 1980s. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Jean-Loup Despras, dated October 1967.
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