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Pair of dish handles

The pair of bronze handles depicting wrestlers decorated a bronze dish, as can be seen in the only complete item of a series found in the Gallic tomb of St Paolina di Filottrano, in the Marches.

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There were two versions of these dishes – with wrestlers and with warriors – and were probably produced in the Adriatic area for export not only to Italy but also across the Alps to France and Germany, like other luxury items produced on the Italian peninsula.

Provenance: From Chiusi Palagi Collection
Datation: 4th century BC
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: length cm 27,5
Inventory #: IT 781 a/b

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