ROMAN BRONZE PATERA, CIRCA 1ST -2ND CENTURY A.D.

$3,600.00

Culture: Roman
Date: circa 1st – 2nd Century A.D.
Medium: Bronze
Condition: Intact, with nice green patina
Provenance: Ex- Early German private collection, 1970s; American private collection, 1990s.
Dimensions: L. 11 15/16 in. (30.2 cm.), D. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.)
Ref No. RO1192

Description

The circular bowl with a profiled rim, the fluted cylindrical handle terminating in the head of a ram.

Its ridged horns underslung, the ears protruding, the eyes bulging on either side, the shaft of the handle fluted.

cf: For a closely similar patera, Sotheby’s New York June 1999, lot 188 (realized $9,775); Christie’s New York Antiquities sale no. 1244, June 2003, lot 172 (realized $3824); also Christie’s New York Antiquities sale no. 9540, 7 December, 2000, lot 580; Sotheby’s antiquities New York, June 2008, lot 95, p. 93; Il Bronzo dei Romani, Rome 1990, p. 282, no. 114, figs. 203-204; Rediscovering Pompei, Rome 1990, pp. 193-194, no. 93.