PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Bronze Furniture Leg, Circa early 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Roman Bronze Furniture Leg, Circa early 2nd Century A.D.
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Roman Bronze Furniture Leg, Circa early 2nd Century A.D.
in the form of a lion leg resting on a frog, the terminal composed of a figure of Eros emerging from a calyx of acanthus leaves, the young god pouring a libation from a vessel in his right hand into a shell in his left, his eyes with indented pupils, a circular hole on the crown of his head.
Height 7 5/8 in. 19.3 cm.
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Provenance

Henry J. Pfungst (1844-1917), F.S.A., 44 Cleveland Square, Hyde, Park, London
Richard W. Norton (1886-1940)
Ernest Brummer, New York, acquired in 1945 (Galerie Koller, Luzern, and Spink & Son, Zurich, The Ernest Brummer Collection, vol. II: Ancient Art, auction at the Grand Hotel Dolder, Zurich, October 16th-19th, no. 566, illus.)

Literature

Exhibition of Ancient Greek Art, catalogue of the exhibition at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1904, p. 58

Catalogue Note

For a closely related example from Pompeii see Società Anonima Chiurazzi, Catalogo, Naples, n.d., no. 603 (Naples Museum, inv. no. 126172). Also see H.B. Walters, Catalogue of the Bronzes, London, 1899, no. 1161, for a related example in the British Museum.

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