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Roman key with crouching lion protome sculpture

Private collection


Gallo-Roman period archaeology, key with animal sculpture, crouching lion protome going out of a flower. The mouth of the head of the statue is drilled by an orifice to put a suspension ring. The lion is in bronze, the key is in iron. 2nd-4th century AD work of art.


  • Time:2nd century
  • Origin:France
  • Material or technique:Bronze
  • Sizes:3 x 12 x 2 cm (Width x Length x Height)
  • Reference:549

Conservation status

Really good condition

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