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Roman utensil handle in the form of a female tragic mask

Bronze, mounted on mahogany back and base

Height (excluding base): 9cm

Museum number: MR64

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 426help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

Remains of the ornamentation of a curved bronze handle: a Female Trajic Mask. The mouth is open and the brow contracted; over forehead are the remains of reduced row of formal curls, and on each side of the face triple ringlets formally arranged. Above is the óykos, on which a number of raised edges converge to a common centre at the apex.

Similar to British Museum, Bronzes, no.1644, from which this description is drawn.

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Unrecorded.


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