Roman Bronze Repousse Plaque with Muse Terpsichore

GBP 950.00

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Object Description

A rectangular Roman, bronze plaque decorated with the embossed image of the Muse Terpsichore. She is depicted standing frontally, her head facing left and one leg raised off the ground. She is dressed in a short sleeved tunica talaris, holding a lyre in her right hand and a staff in the left hand. An inscription in Latin appears in the left upper corner reading ‘TEPSECORE’. A rectangular embossed fragment appears in the lower right corner, possibly representing a plinth and thus taking reference from a marble parallel. The figure is framed with an embossed edge. The reverse is undecorated.

Date: Circa 4th century AD

Object History

Acquired in the 1970s. Ex London collection

Object Condition

Good condition. Some areas now missing. Repairs to bottom edge. Mounted on a custom-made stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:5.9 x H:10.3 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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

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