This second ancient lion's head doorknocker (MAB 2) appears to be a companion piece to MAB 1. Both were probably mounted on the same Roman door in Syria around the 1st Century A.D. Undoubtedly designed to signify the power and importance of the home's owner, it is a beautifully molded and complete bronze assemblage but unlike the ring on MAB 1, the ring on MAB 2 no longer moves. Measuring 7 1/4" across, this doorknocker weighs 3 1/2 pounds, a little more than MAB 1. And It too still retains its residual surface mineralization, the result of centuries of burial. This piece, together with its companion piece, is herein offered at a special discounted price of $12,750 for the pair, MAB 1 and MAB 2. A purchase of either or both comes with a display card, our certificate(s) guaranteeing authenticity, and a map of the eastern Mediterranean highlighting the country of Syria. And, if requested, an extensive list of available reference books that are being sold from the library of the original owner of the MAB collection will be included with a purchase. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # (1093601) or the STOCK # (MAB.2). NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.