Very rare Roman bronze patina with duck head handle

€1,800
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Object number
AR3031
Bronze paterae with preserved handle are very rare, especially in this condition. Beautiful patina.
Object: Patera (libation vessel) with long handle

Material: Bronze with beautiful patina

Date: About 1st - 3rd century A.D.
Roman Empire

Description:    Deep bowl, comprised of conjoined upper and lower section joined via a band of rivets. Flat rim. Long flat handle with raised borders, attached via four rivets. The end of the handle is shaped as a duck's head.
Bronze paterae with preserved handle are very rare, especially in this condition.

Dimensions: Length incl handle 48 cm, diameter 24.5 cm, height of bowl 6.8 cm.

Condition: Excellent condition. Body almost fully preserved, minor professional restorations at bottom, ancient restoration at handle.

Provenance: Acquired 2020 on the US art market. Ex New York private collection, acquired about 1995 from the collection of William Froehlich, New York. Acquired by Froehlich in the 1970s.

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