ROMANBRONZE BUST APPLIQUE
Measurements: 3.5 cm – height, 2.5 cm - length
Description: An Ancient Roman cast discoid bronze applique in the form of a female figure, modelled in the round and hollowed to the reverse. The applique shows a woman’s face and chest with styled hair and headdress. The figure, possibly the Roman goddess Diana, displays facial features carefully and expressively rendered.
In Ancient Roman mythology and culture Diana, or Artemis to the Greeks, was the powerful goddess of the hunt and of childbirth, often associated with wild spaces and with the animals. Appliques like this were attached to larger items, like horse tack, chariots, domestic items or jewellery box.
Period: 1st-3rd century AD.
Condition: Fine with signs of aging and earthly encrustations on the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.