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Bronze four-sided stand with figural decoration on each panel; composite ring consisting of a wavy band between two parallel rods; the four panels are decorated with the figures cast separately in lost wax technique and soldered to the rectangular frame; four legs with flat feet, held together at top and bottom with cross pieces; all four scenes depict a more or less identical robed male figure and a highly stylised tree, in various gestures and poses: namely, approaching tree with oxhide ingot over shoulder; holding fish-like objects in lowered hands; carrying a long, scarf-like indeterminate object over his right shoulder, one end of which trails on the ground; seated bard playing a large, many-stringed lyre supported with strap around his neck, apparently serenading the tree.

AN258515001

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