Bronze objects were widely used in every aspect of Roman life. Aside from serving military and religious functions, bronze objects were indispensable for daily life. They were a common choice of compositional material for pots, pans, and various fittings, such as handles for furniture. Casket or chest legs are almost always found detached. They were used for various containers, such as capsa, acerra, and pyxides (cosmetic and incense jars).
Roman Bronze Zoomorphic Casket Leg
From ancient Rome, a bronze zoomorphic winged casket leg, ending in a claw.
Condition: Fine condition with signs of ageing and earthly encrustations on the surface. Beautiful green and brown patina on the surface.