SMALL ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE

£150.00

Measurements: 3.3 cm – height, 2.9 – width

 

Description: A small roman bronze applique of a woman or a goddess wearing a finely detailed peplos. Her eyes are incised with pupils and her hair is tied back in a low bun, following the fashion set under the Severan dynasty (193–235 AD) when hairstyles were restrained. This applique was mounted on a piece of furniture or a jewellery box.

 

Reference: Comparison for hairstyle - The Metropolitan Museum

 

Period: 2nd – 3rd century AD

 

Condition: Very fine, intact, deep patina over all surfaces. Traces of iron on the back from being mounted.

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