Bronze Statuette of a Dioscuri or Ruler

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11.6 cm high
Price: 2 200 Euro
Ref: 3557
Provenance: From the private estate of the renowned Parisian art dealer François Antonovich (born 1934), acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Right hand and tip of right foot missing, some corrosion holes. Overall an expressive statuette in Hellenistic manner.
Description: Solid cast bronze statuette of an undressed, youthful Dioscuri or ruler. He stands with his weight on the right leg, the left free leg is slightly bent backwards. The beardless face with large, round eyes, pointy nose, and open mouth. His wavy hair frames the face and cascades in the back to the nape. The left arm is pressed against the hip, his cloak is thrown over his arm and left shoulder and hangs down. The right arm is stretched sideways. The statuette is still in the Hellenistic tradition, even a depiction of Alexander the Great is possible. Mounted.