A silver eagle figurine with folded wings, perched on a discoid base. The wings and body with fine engraved linear decoration to simulate feathers.
1st-2nd century AD.
Condition: Very fine.
Height 16 mms (0.6 ins)
Such small appliques were added to richly ornament the silver vessels used in fine dining.
Cf. Rolland, H., Bronzes Antiques de Haute Provence, Paris, 1965, item 272. Property of a Dutch gentleman; formerly in an old collection formed in the 1970s.
Roman silver eagle statuette
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