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Roman bronze bust of a Roman man with inlaid eyes, 2nd century

Roman bronze bust of a Roman man with inlaid eyes, 2nd century


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Roman bronze bust of a Roman man with inlaid eyes, 2nd century

Bronze bust of a Roman man with silver and garnet inlaid eyes. From the British Museums collection, 2nd century

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2nd Century British Museum Bust Eyes Garnet Inlaid Semi Precious Stone Mike Dixon


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This print showcases a remarkable Roman bronze bust of a distinguished man from the 2nd century. The intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship are truly awe-inspiring. The artist skillfully incorporated silver and garnet inlaid eyes, adding a touch of opulence to this already magnificent piece. The British Museum proudly houses this extraordinary artifact, allowing visitors to marvel at its beauty and historical significance. This sculpture offers us a glimpse into ancient Rome, where art flourished as an expression of power and prestige. The subject's enigmatic gaze draws you in, while his meticulously sculpted hair and facial features reveal the mastery of the artist's hand. Every curve and contour is expertly rendered, capturing both the physicality and personality of this Roman gentleman. Through this studio shot image by CM Dixon, we can appreciate the rich coloration that enhances the overall allure of this artwork. The use of semi-precious stones like garnet further exemplifies the Romans' penchant for luxury materials. As we contemplate this bronze bust, it serves as a testament to human creativity across time and space. It reminds us that art transcends boundaries – whether geographical or temporal – connecting people through shared appreciation for beauty and cultural heritage.

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