Bronze City Coin of Tyre, Head of Caracalla, 198 - 217 CE. 1 1/8" diameter. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. Caracalla, Latin: Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus; 4 April 188 â€“ 8 April 217), formally known as Antoninus ruled as Roman emperor from 198 to 217 AD. He was a member of the Severan dynasty, the elder son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. Co-ruler with his father from 198, he continued to rule with his brother Geta, emperor from 209, after their father's death in 211. He... Click for details
Roman Bronze Bull Head, flat applique, on custom stand, 3th - 4th Century CE. 2" X 1 1/2" x 1/4", on stand 3 7/8" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
Roman Bronze Lion Mask with Handle, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century. Circular mold with highly raised features. A ring adorns the top, gaping jaws, teeth bared and tongue protruding. Striated whiskers, prominent arched eyebrows, and thick shaggy mane. Excellent condition and on custom lucite stand. Mask is 6 1/2" diameter while stand is 11" high x 8 1/2" wide x 4" deep. Ex: Sotheby's New York. According to Alberti's Window, in an article dated 1918 the doorknocker has existed since ancient Greece. At this... Click for details