ROMAN BRONZE STATUETTE
Measurements: 5 cm – height
Description: A finely modelled Ancient Roman bronze statuette, depicting a nude male figure, shown seated while holding on his left hand a string musical instrument. Anatomical features are rendered in a naturalistic way.
The figure might represent the Roman god Apollo, one of the most important deities in the Roman pantheon. In Ancient Roman mythology and religion, Apollo was the god of the sun, health, music, and poetry. The relationship between the deity and the music is here emphasized by the presence of the string musical instrument, possibly a lyre.
Period: 1st- 3rd century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Pierced to the bottom and to the front in Antiquity.