SIZE:

Length - 13.5 cm

CONDITION:

Fine condition

PROVENANCE:

Baidun Family Collection

REFERENCE:

SI_RM_1084

PRICE:

$3,800.00

Roman Bronze Dolphin Attachment

DESCRIPTION:

This delightful bronze dolphin is a product of Rome’s fascination with these unique aquatic mammals. The figurine shows a remarkable amount of movement. Its tail is raised as it prepares to propel through the water, while its head and torso twist to the right. A single fin tops the dolphin’s large bulbous head, while the mouth is slightly parted. The flippers on its sides and rear are well defined, yet the artist has included a stylized ribbing which is not a regular anatomical feature of these animals