Bust Roman Imperial
The "Bust Roman Imperial" pays homage to the classical beauty of ancient Greece. Handcrafted from marble, each piece is a unique work of art, distinguished by variations in color and veining. Measuring W. 19 cm, D. 15 cm, and H. 49 cm, this bust echoes the head of a Greek statue from the 4th century B.C., possibly portraying Herakles or a triumphant athlete. Romans often transformed these classical masterpieces into decorative sculptures, leaving an enduring legacy of timeless elegance. HISTORIC PROVENANCEThe Bust Roman Imperial is influenced by a 1st- or 2nd-century Roman copy of a Greek statue depicting Herakles or a victorious athlete dating back to the 4th century B.C. The Roman bust of a youth at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York typifies how the Romans often crafted decorative works by recreating the heads of well-known Greek sculptures on busts or rectangular herms. This carefully carved reproduction has been created in marble and rests upon a granite-style plinth.