|ROMAN BRONZE GROUP OF A NEREID RIDING A KETOS
The semi-nude nymph is seated on the back of the goat-headed sea monster, her cape billowing above her head; on an integrally cast rectangular base. Probably a furniture attachment. A rare and charming type.
Ca. 3rd-4th Century AD
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.); L. 4 in. (10.2 cm.)
Ex J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Ascona, October, 1996.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 1999, no. 59.
Cf. LIMC 4, nos. 153 a-c and a similar attachment with a figure of Oceanus in Boston MFA, Sculpture in Stone and Bronze, no. 71.