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Lot 0046C
Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A lovely cast bronze bust with fine silver inlays in the hair, a floral chain, and a wreath of leaves with a central flower. On her head she wears a crown; the back is slightly concave. Flora is the Roman goddess of spring, associated with nature and flowers, and her festival, Floralia, was held from April 28 to May 3. Size: 1.5" W x 2.5" H (3.8 cm x 6.4 cm)

Provenance: From the German Collection of G.K., acquired 1990s

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Excellent style, green patina, intact

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Roman Bronze Applique Bust of Flora

Estimate $3,000 - $4,500Sep 22, 2016