Late Roman Bronze Round with a Man in Relief A late Roman cast bronze roundel with a tang on the reverse, probably used as a part of furniture or.. Product #: FR-004 Regular price: $950.00 $950.00 In Stock
Late Roman Bronze Round with a Man in ReliefLate Roman Bronze Round with a Man in ReliefLate Roman Bronze Round with a Man in Relief

Late Roman Bronze Round with a Man in Relief

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A late Roman cast bronze roundel with a tang on the reverse, probably used as a part of furniture or a part of a chariot fitting. The roundel features a relief bust of a man, depicted frontal with his arms stretched forward in the act of offering, wearing a headpiece and a long sleeves dress. Details as the eyes, mouth, nose, headpiece and the dress are engraved. Fine condition: the left side of the roundel is missing, a fine brown green patina and signs of aging can be found on the surface and around the edges.

Decorative roundels like this bronze...

A late Roman cast bronze roundel with a tang on the reverse, probably used as a part of furniture or a part of a chariot fitting. The roundel features a relief bust of a man, depicted frontal with his arms stretched forward in the act of offering, wearing a headpiece and a long sleeves dress. Details as the eyes, mouth, nose, headpiece and the dress are engraved. Fine condition: the left side of the roundel is missing, a fine brown green patina and signs of aging can be found on the surface and around the edges.

Decorative roundels like this bronze example are some of the more mysterious objects in the whole of Roman art. While we know they served as adornments, the objects they once embellished, ranging from pieces of furniture to armour, were assembled from less durable materials and have long since disappeared, leaving behind only these decorations only. 

Period: 6th century AD

 

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