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Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting with Attis

Lot 0025A Details

Description
Rome, ca. 200 to 300 CE. This is a bronze chariot fitting in excellent condition with a functional cuboid back and a fine cast face of Attis decorating it. Attis, the god of vegetation and consort of Cybele, was part of an ancient cult in Greece that spread to Rome; Catallus wrote a poem about him. In this depiction, his face is chubby and youthful and he wears a Phrygian cap, which in ancient Rome is associated with the Mithraic Mysteries, an astrology-centric cult that had followers throughout the Roman Empire. Size: 2.75" L x 2.65" W x 3.8" H (7 cm x 6.7 cm x 9.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private New York collection, acquired in 1990.

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#114042
Condition
Intact, with fine shape and very clear features -- almost no signs of wear aside from a fine green and blue patina.
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Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting with Attis

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$3,000
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$5,000
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$1,500
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0025A: Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting with Attis

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$1,500
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Est.
$3,000
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$5,000
Starting Price
$1,500
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0025A Details

Description
...
Rome, ca. 200 to 300 CE. This is a bronze chariot fitting in excellent condition with a functional cuboid back and a fine cast face of Attis decorating it. Attis, the god of vegetation and consort of Cybele, was part of an ancient cult in Greece that spread to Rome; Catallus wrote a poem about him. In this depiction, his face is chubby and youthful and he wears a Phrygian cap, which in ancient Rome is associated with the Mithraic Mysteries, an astrology-centric cult that had followers throughout the Roman Empire. Size: 2.75" L x 2.65" W x 3.8" H (7 cm x 6.7 cm x 9.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private New York collection, acquired in 1990.

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.

#114042
Condition
...
Intact, with fine shape and very clear features -- almost no signs of wear aside from a fine green and blue patina.

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