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LOT 0081

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 330 - 440
USD ($) 390 - 520

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£300 (EUR 332; USD 393) (+bp*)

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Roman Medusa Head Mount

1st-2nd century AD

A hollow-formed bronze mount comprising a female head with flange rim, elaborately dressed hanks of hair and stub wings to the brow, fleshy facial features; pierced in four places for attachment. 164 grams, 6.5cm (1 1/2"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a gentleman; acquired in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
Literature
Cf. Rolland, H., Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence, Paris, 1965, item 314, for type.