c19th bronze bust study of the mythological greek hero ajax

C19th bronze bust study of the mythological Greek hero, Ajax.


| $865 USD | €736 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1708


C19th bronze bust study of the mythological Greek hero, Ajax.
Well-cast French or Italian bronze bust portrait study of the mythological Greek warrior hero, Ajax .
Son of King Telamon , he plays an important role and is portrayed as a towering figure and a warrior of great courage in Homer's 'Iliad' and in the 'Epic Cycle' , a series of epic poems about the Trojan Wars.
Good cast detail to the helmet featuring eagles, centaurs and panthers amongst the decoration . The body and shoulders with a parcel-gilt outlined sash detail and gilded button to the robe.
Raised on turned gilded bronze socle base with square section plinth below.
Has a good dark patination with some minor rubbing caused by cleaning, commensurate with age. The gilded bronze base with minor wear and rubbing.
Smart and decorative desk-top scale bust study.
H 10"
W 6"
D 4"
Italy or France c.1870
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Internal Ref: ML 1708


Height = 26 cm (10")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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