Splendid Bronze Head of a Childlike Bacchus

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze, silver, copper
Dimensions: 7.7 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3446
Provenance: Collection Weber, Germany 1980s. Thence in an English private collection.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: High-quality bronze head of a childlike Bacchus with wonderful details. The head slightly tilted to the left depicts the young boy with gentle, but vigilant eyes. His gaze seems to be melancholic and dreamy. The inlayed, large silver eyes look out from thick lids. The broad chubby cheeks are slightly stretched upwards and provide the mouth with its broad lips a gentle smile. Next to the nose and on the sides of the mouth, whose lips are possibly covered with copper foils, soft dimples offer a certain liveliness to the face. The hair is thick and elaborately carved. On the sides thick, untamed curls cover the ears. On top of the thick curls of the forehead the young god wears a wreath, the blossoms are inlayed with copper. The upper side of the hair is drawn in thin, disordered strands. A very high-quality head of a Bacchus applique. Mounted.