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LOT 0080

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GBP (£) 1,500 - 2,000
EUR (€) 1,750 - 2,330
USD ($) 1,930 - 2,580

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Roman Dionysus Protome

2nd century AD

A bronze figural furniture foot comprising a splayed lion's paw on a hexagonal tiered base, developing to a bust and torso of Dionysus/Bacchus standing with animal-skin swag draped around the shoulder, left hand raised; rectangular socket to the reverse; mounted on a custom-made stand. 1.3 kg, 24cm (9 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a retired English university professor; previously with Bonhams, 8 May 2013, lot 166; formerly in the Joseph Klein collection, formed in New York, USA, between 1941 and 1980; thence by descent; accompanied by a copy of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages.


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The May Fair Hotel London
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