Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

Roman Bronze Attachment - Lioness Holding Head

Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A mold-made bronze attachment of a lioness holding in one paw a human head. The lioness snarls, triumphant. Is this a reference to one of the bestiarii, a gladiator who fought against lions? Or is this perhaps a reference to a Gorgon's head? Whatever its meaning, it would have been a striking decoration for whatever it was attached to - possibly a piece of furniture or a chariot. Size: 2.25" W x 2" H (5.7 cm x 5.1 cm)

Condition: Age wear to surface; small loss to one side of the human head.

Provenance: Ex - Prominent LA County collector who acquired these prior to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all purchases

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

guaranteed authenticity

in-house shipping

knowledge & experience