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A Roman Reclining River God Vase Handle, ca 2nd century AD

RB1904

Finely detailed solid cast bronze river god, shown reclining in a boat, holding a cornucopia in his proper right hand. The figure is bare-chested with well-defined musculature, long hair, and a full beard. He wears a draped garment over his proper left shoulder and lower body.

Published: Royal Athena, Art of the Ancient World, vol. VIII, 1995, no. 50.

Condition: The handle is intact and in excellent condition overall with very good blue-green surface patina. Professionally mounted on custom wood base.

Dimensions: Length: 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm)

Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired in London, July 1990


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