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Roman Large Finely Modelled Stag

Antiquities - Roman


LOT 0100

Estimate
GBP (£) 25,000 - 35,000
EUR (€) 28,240 - 39,530
USD ($) 32,550 - 45,570
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £27,900

ROMAN LARGE FINELY MODELLED STAG
1st century AD

A large bronze walking stag with head held up and antlers curving up; cast mark to the top of the tail with hole in centre; head detaches and with crenellated edges for securing. 22.2 kg, 85cm (33 1/2").

Condition
Very fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Ex German collection; acquired 1980s. Accompanied by metallurgical report no. AA15-04121 from Antiques Analytics, Germany.

Literature
For a similar example from the House of the Citharist, Pompeii, see the Museo Archeologico Nazionali di Napoli, accession number 4902.

Footnotes
The piece could have been a decorative piece for a villa garden, as seen in examples from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the area surrounding Vesuvius. The stag, along with the doe, was also sacred to the goddess Diana, and is seen in statues of her, most notably the cult image of the goddess at Ephesus. The stag was also sacred to the Gaulish deity Cernunos who was shown as a human/stag hybrid and was adopted by the Romans who set up a number of altars to the god in the province, most notably that found beneath Notre Dame cathedral in Paris that was set up by a guild of boat men, and now in the Musée National du Moyen Age, and which provides the only epigraphic evidence for the god's name, which means 'the horned one.'

Date
Tuesday 21st February 2017 :
to Saturday 25 February 2017: Antiquities & Coins

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