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Balsamarium shaped as a Bust of an African Boy
Balsamarium shaped as a Bust of an African Boy - Ancient Art Style
Ref : 88591
11 000 €
Period :
BC to 10th century
Provenance :
Roman Empire
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 3.94 inch
Ancient Art  - Balsamarium shaped as a Bust of an African Boy
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Balsamarium shaped as a Bust of an African Boy

Bronze, Roman, 1st – 2nd Century AD
Provenance:
Private London Collection formed 1965-1975

Roman bronze balsamarium is shaped in the form of a bust depicting a young black African boy. The boy sports a bare chest beset at the bottom by a frame of acanthus leaves. At the top of the balsamarium is a circular orifice, allowing fragrant contents to be poured into it and which used to be covered by a lid attached to its rim. To the right of this opening is a large loop to which a chain could be attached.

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