A PARTICULARLY FINE EARLY ROMAN CAST BRONZE TRULLA
With tinned interior and an elaborate separately made handle decorated with a relief of Silenus, nude, playing a Kithara whilst standing on a Kalyx Krater (a vessel for mixing water and wine), the open-work end of the handle articulated as a pair of addorsed duck heads.
Augustan to early Imperial Roman, end of the 1st Century BC to early 1st Century AD
Height: 8.7 cm. (3 7/16 in.)
Width: 25 cm. (9 7/8 in.)
Ex: George Marcopoli Collection, Aleppo, late 19th Century.
Published: Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.28Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures IX. (New York, 2011) p.39Sotheby’s; Antiquities (New York, 06.07.2005) no.44
Comparandum:Lebel, P & S. Boucher; Bronzes Figures Antiques. Grecs, Etrusques et Romains (Paris, 1975) no.138