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Roman Bronze Protome Bust of a Maenad - SF.014
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 1 st Century AD to 3 rd Century AD
Dimensions: 4.9" (12.4cm) high x 3.5" (8.9cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze, Silver


Location: Great Britain
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The bust has a large rectangular socket behind, the maenad emerges from the calyx of a flower and is wearing a chiton fastened with rosettes at the shoulders, her expressive face with bow- shaped mouth and large eyes are inlaid with silver, crow's feet are at the outer corners, her engraved centrally parted hair is surmounted by a wreath of grapevine, a flower rests above the forehead, the elements of the wreath are connected by a fragmentary bronze wire. - (SF.014)

 

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