Romano-Egyptian Bone Figural Knife Handle

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Object Description

A rare figural Romano-Egyptian bone knife handle. The piece has been carved from a single bone fragment into a horse and rider, possibly holding a shield. The male rider sits astride the horse with his torso depicted in profile. Decorative elements have been inscribed to the hair in the form of a hatched pattern and to detail facial features.

Date: Circa 2nd – 5th century AD

Object Condition

Very fine. Partly missing at the riders shield and base knife entry point.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:1.9 x H:4.9 centimeters

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA

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