Early Imperial Roman Bronze Lion Head Protome

This exquisite bronze protome would have been part of a furniture piece. The solid cast piece has been intricately chased.

1st Century AD

Height: 7.2 cm. (2 7/8 in.)

#4310

ex: private Swiss collection, 2000

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures IV. (New York, 2006) p.28

Comparandum: Mitten, David G. & Suzannah F. Doeringer; Master Bronzes from the Classical World (Mainz, 1968) no.287