Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle
Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle

Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle

100 BC to 100 Italy

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An Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle with a Terminal Cast as a Satyrs Head set upon a Cylindrical Phallic Shaft
Smooth greenish / blue patina
1st Century BC – 1st Century AD

Size: 10cm long, 6.5cm wide – 4 ins long, 2½ ins wide
Provenance: Ex English Private collection
cf: Patera with handle from the House of Menander, Pompeii. Naples Museum, 1986 (178.No. 47)
The refined and careful decoration of this handle once joined to a bronze shallow dish or patera precludes it being from a kitchen utensil. Dishes with well cast handles found at Pompeii are sometimes thought to have been used in a bath context, but it is also possible that they were used in temples as sacrificial offering dishes.
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