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Bronze patera handle
The Classical World

Bronze patera handle

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Bronze
Greco-Roman Period, 1st century BC/AD
H. 4.4cm; L. 13.4cm; D. 5.15cm

Patera is a shallow libation bowl usually with two handles made in clay or metal. It was used in religious ceremonial context. Our Patera’s long ribbed handle belonged to a bronze shallow libation bowl reminding of a saucepan. The ribbed handle ends in a Ram’s head, the neck collar inlaid with a silver wire. Nice smooth shiny green patina. An item very much appreciated by persons born in the zodiac sign of Aries.
On a custom made stand.

Condition: very good, nice patina

Provenance: Swiss art market of the early 90s.



Item reference: CL0325