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LOT 0747

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 350
USD ($) 250 - 380

Current bid: £220 (+bp*)
(14 Bids, Reserve met)

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(14 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £220
ROMAN BRONZE MOUSE STATUETTE
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
2 in. (46.7 grams, 49 mm).

Modelled in the round, crouching, holding a nut in its raised forepaws, tail looped to the rear. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From a collection acquired on the UK art market from various auction houses and collections mostly before 2000.
From an important Cambridgeshire estate; thence by descent.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Durham, E., Metal Figurines in Roman Britain, vol. 2, Reading, 2010, pl.293.

CONDITION