Roman bronze head of Medusa w. silver inlays
Price: on request
1st-2nd century AD
Massive applique shaped as a Medusa head with silver eye inlays. Very high level of detail, impressive facial expression. Mouth half-open, eyes looking up. Typical hair dress with snakes.
Height 51 mm, Width 45mm, Depth 19mm
Perfectly preserved, massive piece of ancient art with beautiful green patina. Small defect at right side of chin.
Acquired 2015 from a German auction house. Ex German private collection, in this 1994 from Auction House Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger (Munich, Germany), Auction 2/94, Lot Nr. 1234.