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
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