Ancient Roman Bronze Achelous Plaque

GBP 6,500.00

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Object Description

A beautifully rendered and finely detailed Ancient Roman bronze appliqué of circular form, depicting the head of the Greek river-god Achelous, son of Oceanus and Thetys. The deity is here identified by his distinctive curly hair, beard, and bull-like horns. The flat, unworked reverse suggests that this applique might have been attached to a box or a piece of furniture.

Date: Circa 1st Century AD

Object History

Formerly part of the collection of Lord McAlpine. Sotheby’s, A Cabinet of Curiosities: the Property of The Lord McAlpine of West Green, London, 17th February 1994, no. 85.

Object Condition

Very fine. Vivid detailing still visible and bronze in excellent condition. The item is mounted on a custom made velvet stand, ideal for display.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:8.2 x centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James