MATERIAL: Bronze AGE: Circa 1st - 4th century SIZE: 40mm). Wt 23 grams DESCRIPTION: A bronze figurine of a panther in crouching pose with left forepaw raised, tail curled, head tilted and jaw open. Even green patina CONDITION: Outstanding antique condition. Even dark green patina. Conserved using museum approved Micro-Crystalline Wax, very sound and ready to display. All items come with an information sheet. FREE UK DELIVERY We ship to the EU, USA, Australia, New Zealand. PLEASE CALL FOR A SHIPPING PRICE BEFORE PURCHASING. Return within ten days for a 100% refund.

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In the Ancient Greek and Roman mythologies and cultures, panthers were considered to be the faithful companions of the wine god Dionysus, or his Roman counterpart Bacchus. The panthers were sacred to the god, who is often depicted riding them on sculptures, mosaics and wall paintings.

These items from the distant past do tend to send the mind spinning. Who made/owned them, how did they survive? The questions go on, and cannot be answered. It's the intrigue that's the interest.