Very rare Roman bronze patina with duck head handle
Bronze paterae with preserved handle are very rare, especially in this condition. Beautiful patina.
Patera (libation vessel) with long handle
Bronze with beautiful patina
About 1st - 3rd century A.D.
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.
Length incl handle 48 cm, diameter 24.5 cm, height of bowl 6.8 cm.
Excellent condition. Body almost fully preserved, minor professional restorations at bottom, ancient restoration at handle.
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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