Roman Bronze Olpe
2nd - 3rd century AD; height cm 27; The body is decorated in three registers: tongue pattern below, branch of vines in the middle, palmettes on the top. An amazing statuette of Perseus with phrygian helmet as handle, set on a Satyr mask. Reference: for the vessel form and the technique see comparison in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (57.708). Provenance: Private collection, acquired on the German art market in 1990s.