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View Categories Home > Catalog > Antiquities > Roman Antiquities > AI30971Roman Bronze Vessel Handle, Ornamented With Bacchus and a Panther, c. 1st Century A.D. The Panther was the companion of Bacchus. The grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic ivy plant, were both sacred to him. This handle was once attached to vessel used for serving or drinking wine.
AI30971. height 8.0 cm (3"), excellent condition with a nice green patina, bronze vessel handle ornamented with a facing young head of Bacchus wearing an ivy wreath in his long flowing hair, panther skin tied at neck, the curving handle ends with a pantherhead; $440.00
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