Roman Silver Tiger Appliqué

GBP 295.00

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Object Description

A very fine Roman silver appliqué in the form a tiger’s head. The tiger is shown frontally, teeth bared and round eyes gazing ahead. Fine detailing rendering the tiger’s fur, whiskers, and teeth is still intact. Its ears point straight up as though alert. It is in excellent condition aside from minor wear on the animal’s snout. The reverse of the piece is unworked and slightly curved, suggesting its original use as an appliqué. A small modern attachment at the base of the tiger’s chin was applied by a previous owner.

Date: Circa 1st – 4th Century AD.

Object History

From the late Alison Barker Collection, a retired London barrister, formed early 1960s – 1990s.

Object Condition

Very fine; minor oxidation; minor wear on snout.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:2.3 x H:2.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
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

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