Bone Inlay with Neptune on the Hippocampus

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Bone
Dimensions: 2.7 cm x 5.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3367
Provenance: Swiss collection Hans Zellweger (1916-2000), acquired in the 1970s from Elie Borowski. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Reassembled from two pieces.
Description: Bone plaque in high relief depicting the sea god Neptune riding with the trident in his hand on the hippocampus. The hippocampus with a horse’s head and forelegs and the typical long fishtail. On the side of the plaque or inlay small perforations for suspension, possibly on a furniture.