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Auction archive: Lot number 311

A ROMAN BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD PROTOME

Auction 12.04.2000
12 Apr 2000
Estimate
£700 - £1,000
ca. US$1,108 - US$1,583
Price realised:
£999
ca. US$1,581
Auction archive: Lot number 311

A ROMAN BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD PROTOME

Auction 12.04.2000
12 Apr 2000
Estimate
£700 - £1,000
ca. US$1,108 - US$1,583
Price realised:
£999
ca. US$1,581
Beschreibung:

A ROMAN BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD PROTOME CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. With mouth agape, emerging from a roundel engraved with an encircling scrolling tendril, mounted, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.; a Roman bronze bull, with fleshy dewlap, standing on a rectangular pedestal base, 2 in. (5 cm.) high; a Roman lead eagle; and five other bronze animals comprising a goat, lower forelegs missing; a bird, all circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.; an Etruscan cista foot in the form of a Siren on a claw; a Near Eastern bull; and an Egyptian quadruped, all mid-1st millennium B.C., 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high max. (8)

Auction archive: Lot number 311
Auction:
Datum:
12 Apr 2000
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

A ROMAN BRONZE GRIFFIN HEAD PROTOME CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D. With mouth agape, emerging from a roundel engraved with an encircling scrolling tendril, mounted, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.; a Roman bronze bull, with fleshy dewlap, standing on a rectangular pedestal base, 2 in. (5 cm.) high; a Roman lead eagle; and five other bronze animals comprising a goat, lower forelegs missing; a bird, all circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.; an Etruscan cista foot in the form of a Siren on a claw; a Near Eastern bull; and an Egyptian quadruped, all mid-1st millennium B.C., 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high max. (8)

Auction archive: Lot number 311
Auction:
Datum:
12 Apr 2000
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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