Bronze Statuette of a Youthful Warrior

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 9.2 cm high
Price: 3 800 Euro
Ref: 3489
Provenance: From the French private collection M. R., acquired in the early 1980s.
Condition: Both lower legs missing, shield only preserved as a fragment. On the left hand a smooth abrasion, possibly caused during the discovery.
Description: Beautifully worked out solid bronze statuette of a young man who is without clothes, except for a helmet. He stands with his muscular body in contrapposto with the weight on the left leg, the right one as the free leg is slightly bent. The left hand stems against the outward turned hip. The man has his head slightly lowered and looks down to the left. His right hand rested on an object, which is preserved only as a fragment, possibly a shield. Nipples and navel are punched, the eyes possibly with silver inlays and deeply pierced. The mouth is slightly open. A beautifully worked out statuette with wonderful anatomic details. Mounted on a stone base.