Extremely Fine Roman Bronze Boar Finial

GBP 250.00

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Object Description

An extremely fine Ancient Roman cast bronze finial or furniture mount in the shape of a boar’s head dated to the first centuries of the Roman Empire. The protruding head features distinctive and naturalistically rendered thick hair, snout and tusks, which identifies it with a male wild boar. Finials, appliqués and mounts, such as this fine example, were extremely popular across the Roman Empire. It was the custom for the Ancient Romans, especially the wealthy, to have highly decorated everyday life objects, such as jewellery boxes or toiletries tables.

Date: Circa 1st-3rd century AD

Object Condition

Condition: Excellent condition, complete and intact. The piece has been previously cleaned, revealing the original bright colour of the bronze.

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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
London
SW1Y 4AA

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