Bronze Handle Attachment of Jupiter Amun

Culture: Roman
Period: 1. Jahrhundert n. Chr.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10 cm high
Price: 3 800 Euro
Ref: 3349
Provenance: French private collection Jean-Paul Person, acquired in the 1970s. Thence Artcurial auction Paris of 14 April 2010, lot 4. Last in the French private collection Yvette and Jacques Deschamps, France, with the inventory number 266. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Intact
Description: Massive and elaborately worked out bronze handle attachment with the head of Zeus Amun. The bearded god with deep lying eyes where once inlays were inserted. He has his typical, circularly bent ram horns encircling the small sheep ears. The head rises from a large, serrated leaf. A massive, circular handle sits on the head. The handle attachment was possibly once mounted on a high-quality bronze vessel. Mounted.