Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle

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
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.

Ancient Roman Erotic Bronze Patera Handle

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