Bronze Plaque with Achilles on Skyros

Culture: Roman
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3037
Provenance: Private collection Chicago, USA.
Condition: Small chip on the bottom edge.
Description: A square bronze plaque with the delicately etched details of a young man wearing a long coat and raising his spear. On the edges stylized depictions of different plants and a water bird. The scene reminds us of the world famous Achilles on Skyros cup in the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne. It depicts Achilles revealing himself and snatching up a weapon when Odysseus is suddenly playing the trumpet war.