A bronze equipment of a Roman barber, 2nd century A.D.
Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A94kua | Live auction | 479 Lots
DescriptionA barber’s equipment used for trimming a beard. The semi-circular side was placed on the throat so that the beard fell on the crescent area. The handle in form of a swan’s head, a leaf, where the barber placed his thumb, originates from the head of the swan. At the bottom a set off foot base. A visit to the barber was part of the daily routine of a Roman citizen, rather a patrician. As of the 2nd century B.C. the profession of a barber was so popular that numerous shops opened, set-up with high-quality equipment such as this one. Wonderful patina with numerous cuprite areas. Intact. Dimensions 22 x 24 x 10 cm.
Provenance: Spanish private collection, accompanied by a Spanish antiquities passport.
Condition: I - II Questions about the lot?