Description: A female panther who 'rests both her forepaws on the upper edge of a round shield; this shield carries a grotesque male countenance framed by a shock of hair, with ram's horns emerging from it, and by a luxuriant beard. . . belongs to a class of objects, probably the ornamental handles of bronze vessels of some sort, that are not uncommon on the Continent (Toynbee)
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Image: Courtesy of Colchester Castle Museum.

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