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Lot 0165
**Originally Listed At $600**

Roman, Imperial period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A pair of cast bronze lock sections, each one depicting a horse - one kicking its rear legs and one rearing so as to lift its front legs. The horses are delineated with well-defined manes, ears, eyes, and noses. Horses signified power and military prowess. In addition, they were symbolic of the god Neptune as well as the Roman legions. A wonderful pair of ancient bronze works with rich green and russet patina. Size: horse on left measures 3.625" W x 2.75" H (9.2 cm x 7 cm) - the two horses are of similar size; 3.125" H (7.9 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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#140707

Condition

Losses to tails and lower legs. Expected surface wear with scratches and abrasions commensurate with age. Traces of green substance on back peripheries suggest these were probably affixed with a colored adhesive. Wonderful lustrous green and russet patina.

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Roman Bronze Horse Lock Sections (matched pr)

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Oct 17
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