c19th bronze bust study of the mythological greek hero ajax

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



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. The head faced to right or 'dexter' .
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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