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Item:382508935370Greek Bronze Handle Attachment - Lion Head Ancient Greece, ca. 480 to 450 BCE. An attachment, perhaps to adorn a situla handle, in the shape of a lion's head depicted in bas relief with triangular ears, bulging eyes, pronounced brows and a large snout, flat on the reverse. The top is concave and has a horizontal drill hole to attach the ring-handle of the situla. Lions are often the stars of ancient Greek stories, such as the Nemean lion, and it is probable that the sculptor of this piece saw lions in real life: Aristotle and Herodotus tell us that lions lived in the Balkans and Greece until around the 1st century BCE! Comes with custom mount. Size: 2.875" L x 2.125" W (7.3 cm x 5.4 cm) #124148 Condition: Gorgeous sage green patina and normal surface wear commensurate with age. Provenance: private Swiss Collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. All items come with a Certificate of Authenticity
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ARTEMIS GALLERY Greek Bronze Handle Attachment - Lion Head