Roman bronze chest handle with a panther head protruding from a central knob. The almost heraldic head is rendered with knob ears, a nicely chiselled mane and arched eyebrows which merge into the nose. The recessed face with chiselled eyes and a slit mouth below.
The preserved outstretched leg to solder the handle on a bronze vessel.
Roman, 100-300 AD
Size from head to leg 9.4 cm (3.7 in)
Excellent quality and condition with nicely rendered details. Right leg missing.
Swiss art market (data will be provided to the buyer)
Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed