Ancient Roman Bronze Thermen Hook - 8.5×13.5×3 cm - (1)

Ancient Roman Bronze Thermen Hook - 8.5×13.5×3 cm - (1)
1st century BC

Very beautifully patinated figure showing the buste of Achelous.

Achelous was the god associated with the Achelous River, the largest river in Greece. According to Hesiod, he was the son of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. He was also said to be the father of the Sirens, several nymphs, and other offspring.

Achelous was able to change his shape, and in the form of a bull, he wrestled Heracles for the right to marry Deianeira, but lost. He was also involved in the legend of the Argive hero Alcmaeon.

The item origins from a private dutch collection.
It comes with the mount.
It will be carefully wrapped and shipped with insured track and trace.


Herkomst informatie: Gekocht door de huidige eigenaar op 17/11/2020 in Nederland, Amsterdam van Veilinggebouw de Zwaan (veiiling V103, kavel 2024)
Eerdere herkomst, verzameld sinds 1970's (private dutch collection, OSS)

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Lot details
Ancient Roman
Number of objects
Thermen Hook
8.5×13.5×3 cm
Century/ Timeframe
1st century BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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