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Roman Bronze Vessel Handle, Ornamented With Bacchus and a Panther, c. 1st Century A.D.
Roman Antiquities Roman 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 panther head; $350.00 (Ä315.00)
Roman, Bronze Bird Fibula, C. End 2nd - 4th Century A.D.
Fibulas and ClothingRoman, Bronze Bird Fibula, C. End 2nd - 4th Century A.D. This type is predominantly found in the Rhine area, in Noricum, and in Pannonia.AS61829. Roman fibula; cf. Riha type 3.21, pl. 13, 316; Hattatt BOA 1158 (very similar to these two referenced specimens); 1.25 inches, pin missing, c. end 2nd - 4th century A.D.; crude type without decoration, detail or even much of a tail; from a New Jersey collection; $110.00 (Ä99.00)