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protome

In classical architecture and derivatives, a projecting half figure, animal or human, used in a decorative scheme.
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Made in Rome in the 2nd century, it comprises a lion's head protome mounted on the leg of a lion and was first acquired by the founder of Christie's auction house, James Christie, for Charles Blundell; it was then bequeathed to Sir John Gladstone, father of the British prime minister.
5-10 years cut into Structure 338 (FIGURE 3) was accompanied by a unique bowl combining red and cream areas of slip, subtle modelling of the walls, and a theriomorphic protome head (FIGURE 4), attributable to the Consejo Ceramic Group of the Bladen Complex, 900-600 BC (Kosakowsky 1987: 29, figure 4.
A valuable and shrewd observation by Paul Jett is that the dots of tarnish difficult to remove from the gilded lynx protome (no.
Greek silver rhyton with fluted body and a gilt lion's head protome, and a Hellenistic Greek gold cup with scenes of fishermen in repousse from the 2nd - 1st century B.
1455) for the uncompleted equestrian statue of Alfonso V of Aragon, King of Naples, looks crude and almost mechanical, even accounting for its larger size, compared with the supremely beautiful Greek bronze, the Medici Protome, from which he undoubtedly drew.
The ends of the beams curve up, forming duck protomes.