A GALLO-ROMAN BRONZE LEFT WING FROM A LARGE PANTHEISTIC FIGURE, 2ND/3RD CENTURY A.D.
the feathers finely incised on both sides, the top and front cast in one piece with projecting busts of five deities, including Herakles with a club resting against his left shoulder.
Height 10.2 cm.
Pennsylvania private collection (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, February 17th, 1978, no. 122, illus.)
Leon Levy and Shelby White, New York
Dietrich v. Bothmer, ed., Glories of the Past: Ancient Art from the Leon Levy and Shelby White Collections, exh. cat., New York, 1990, p. 246, no. 179
For related examples see the bronze winged figure of Hermes from Anost-en-Morvan now in the Musée Rolin in Autun (P. Lebel and S. Boucher, Musée Rolin. Bronzes figurés antiques [grecs, étrusques et romains], 1975, pp. 57-58, no. 82). Also see the silver statuette of a winged female deity from Mâcon, now in the British Museum, inv. no. 1824,0424.1.