London, South Kensington
30 April 2008
TWO ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUÉS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Each roundel with a bust of Artemis or a maenad in high relief, wearing chiton with nebris tied over right shoulder, the elaborate coiffure centrally parted and bound in a high top-knot, eyes with silver inlay, the border with incised zigzag and dot motif, remains of bronze tangs at rear, mounted
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high max. (2)
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An export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture accompanies this lot.
Cf. M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1971, pp. 436-7, no. 641 for similar.
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