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Lot 0212
c. 4th-6th century AD
Dramatic scene of a mounted hunter and his dog attacking a fierce lion. Custom mount.


3 7/8" (10 cm)

Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection
Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.


Good, with losses, as shown.

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A Roman or Byzantine Bronze Plaque of a Lion Hunt

Estimate $400 - $1,200Oct 15, 2017