Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Lot 12: Ancient Roman Bronze Bull Figural Buckle
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 4th century CE. A bronze figural buckle in the form of a bull's head, with fine details giving the appearance of fur around the forehead and small ears sticking out from beside the short horns. The bull's head sits in the middle of a design of five half-circles. From the 2nd to 4th centuries, Roman practices included the taurobolium, the ritual sacrifice of a bull for the good of the people. The skull of a bull in Classical art even has a name, the bucranium - doubtlesss where this cheerful fellow was headed. Comes with custom stand. Size: 3.15" W x 2.9" H (8 cm x 7.4 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Brand Collection, Philadelphia, PA
All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.
Condition Report: Age wear, but shape and most details are clear.