Bronze Applique in Form of a Snake

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 6 cm x 5 cm
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 3286
Provenance: French private collection, acquired at Archea Ancient Art in Amsterdam on 17 June 2008.
Condition: Intact
Description: Very realistically worked out bronze applique of a snake with a multiple winding body. The strong neck is raised, the flat head stretched upwards. Mouth and eyes are depicted with many details, the scales of the skin are finely worked out all over the body. Possibly a bronze handle of a furniture or of a bronze vessel.