SMALL ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE
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.