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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1218385 (stock #2089)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Roman Bronze Lion Mask with Handle, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century. Circular mold with highly raised features. A ring adorns the top, gaping jaws, teeth bared and tongue protruding. Striated whiskers, prominent arched eyebrows, and thick shaggy mane. Excellent condition and on custom lucite stand. Mask is 6 1/2" diameter while stand is 11" high x 8 1/2" wide x 4" deep. Ex: Sotheby's New York. According to Alberti's Window, in an article dated 1918 the doorknocker has existed since ancient Greece...