A dynamic, life-sized marble bust of a Roman in a toga with a leopard’s head clasp, raised on a variegated grey socle.
Antique, mid-19th century.
This impressive bust of an – as yet to be identified – Roman, is in good condition. Some tentative comparisons have been made to Caracalla, also known as Antoninus.
Possibly a ”Grand Tour” item.
The Grand Tour was an extended excursion to the Continent undertaken by English gentlemen to enhance their appreciation of the culture of the main European cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, etc. Often antiquities and replicas were brought back to England to form collections.
H 72 cm (28 1/2″)
D 33 cm (13′)
W 46 cm (18′).
Stock ref: BHA 1090.