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LOT 0775

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GBP (£) 100 - 140
EUR (€) 120 - 160
USD ($) 130 - 180

Current bid: £17 (+bp*)
(5 Bids, Reserve met)

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(5 Bids, Reserve met)   |   Current bid: £17
ROMAN BRONZE MOUSE STATUETTE
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
1 1/2 in. (29.2 grams, 40 mm).

Shown with semi-naturalistic detailing in a crouching posture, eating a nut held in its front paws. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From a London collection; acquired on the UK and European art markets before 2001.

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

CONDITION