Ancient Roman Bronze Statuette of Attis - 50 AD

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Bronze Statuette of Attis - 50 AD
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An ancient Roman bronze statuette of Attis. Dating to the 1st - 2nd Century AD.


Attis was a beautiful young shepherd, who was chosen by the goddess Cybele to be her consort. However, following his infidelity, Attis was thrown into a wild frenzy, eventually unmanning himself.


This bronze is an exquisite depiction of the ill-fated god. He appears as if dancing, perhaps alluding to this frenzy, holding a horn of plenty in his right hand and looking skywards. His silver eyes glisten in the light, still conveying the heavenly countenance intended by the ancient artist.


Height: 4 inches. Height mounted: 6 1/4 inches.

 
Condition: No restorations, mounted on an ebonised wooden and bronze base.
 

Provenance:


Ex. European private collection, acquired 1980s.

Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Bronze Statuette of Attis - 50 AD
Ancient Coins - Ancient Roman Bronze Statuette of Attis - 50 AD
Prix SKU: 40046
US$ 9,500.00
  • € 7,878.35
  • £ 6,839.05
  • AUD 12,229.35
  • CHF 8,636.45
  • CAD 11,571.95

Cotation au: 05/07/21

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