Timeless are pleased to offer a fantastic Roman Zoomorphic Brooch, in the shape of a lion.
Cast in bronze in the 1st century A.D., this beautiful little brooch represents Rome's long fascination with animal symbology. Found everywhere in Roman life including their weapon ornamentation, coins, frescos, harness mounts and mosaics, animals depicted by the Romans were often stylised, and represented creatures that were spiritually significant to them, such as hares, swans, stags, fish, horses, and eagles.
Measuring 40mm in length, this piece would make a unique gift.
One of a collection of four, now available in the Timeless Galleries.
ROMAN BRONZE LION
Acquired by Timeless on the UK Antiquities Market, 2020, previously from an important Dutch collection formed in the 1970s