German, late 16th/early 17th century  A patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emporer Nero

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Lot 10
German, late 16th/early 17th century
A patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emporer Nero

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 4,200 - 5,500

Sculpture

15 Apr 2008, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

German, late 16th/early 17th century
A patinated and gilt bronze roundel portrait of the Emporer Nero
with moustache and laurel wreath, three quarter face to right, dark green patina and inscribed NE RO, set in faux porphyry frame, 20cm diameter, (7.5" diameter)

Footnotes

  • The forehead, fierce eyes and walrus moustache resemble those of King Gustavus Adolophus of Sweden, who may have been likened to the 'bad' Roman emperor by his catholic enemies in the Holy Roman Empire.
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