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Pair of Roman Bronze Lion Mask Handles - FZ.320
Origin: Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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The fierce leonine heads of this magnificent pair were perhaps originally attached to a wooden chest or sarcophagus. The box has vanished with the ages, but the lions continue to take their guard duties seriously, with glaring eyes, furrowed brows, and bared teeth. Time has in no way diminished their standing as kings among lesser beasts. We are still in awe of their proud, classical beauty. - (FZ.320)


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