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612735
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2735. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ROMAN. 1st century BC/AD. Height 18 cm. Elegant light green patinated bronze handle from a situla (wine jug) . The upper semi-circular arms stretching out as lightly engraved eagle heads with a rising knob-topped protome between. The base of the handle ends in a finely moulded facing head of a fleshy young Dionysos (god of wine), framed by long locks of hair. ($500)