Roman Bronze Patera Handle of a Panther

 

14338. Roman Bronze Patera Handle of a Panther

Ca 1st to 3rd Century AD

Very appealing cast bronze handle stylized to resemble a leaping feline, with its head high, legs outstretched, and body delicately attenuated to convey both grace and speed. Rear paws are fit into an integral loop, perhaps to facilitate hanging. Forepaws are missing. Smooth green patina with earthen encrustation. Size: 6 inches L. + custom base.


Provenance: The Living Torah Museum, Brooklyn, NY Ex Living Torah Museum collection; acq. Harlan Berk, Chicago.

Original Price: $795

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