Roman Bronze Patera Handle with Wolf

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Object Description

An extremely fine and well preserved Ancient Roman cast bronze handle, once belonged to a patera. The handle is modelled in the shape of a column’s shaft, with marked flutes, and ending in a wolf’s head finial. The animal’s facial features have been finely and naturalistically moulded, with engraved details to the fur.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Literature

For a similar item, see The Metropolitan Museum, item number 00.13.18

Object Condition

Fine, with fragments to the original vessel still attached.

Object Details

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    W:12 x centimeters

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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
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