Roman Bronze Portrait of Emperor Vespasian - X.0147 - For Sale
Roman Bronze Portrait of Emperor Vespasian - X.0147
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With its exceptional condition and excellent quality, this rare bronze work is an outstanding example of Roman portraiture from the early Imperial period. The deep, slightly mottled patina adds richness and depth to the figure, while it also draws attention to the highly skilled modeling of its surface. Each part of the piece is approached with sensitivity and sculpted with a gentle touch. The work is not only a record of appearance. The artist has portrayed a sense of the figure's character as well. Here, the serious, yet open, face conveys a sense of old fashioned values and commanding presence of portraits of the Emperor Vespasian.