Antique Bronze Figure of Augustus Prima Porta There's just something so noble in the gesture of this bronze. Though our piece is late 19th to early 20th century, its history dates back to the original from 15 A.D. Then, interestingly enough, the Roman statue refers back to a Greek ideal figure known as the Doryphorus, much earlier. Both show Athenian perfection. This Caesar sculpture was found near Augustus' villa outside of Rome. It celebrated Roman victory over the Parthians, and the breast plate designs echo this event. Our bronze is finely detailed, beautifully executed and ready to hale any victories you may want commemorated. Base pairs natural black and reddish marble. Condition is excellent for its age. Note: Unusual base operates as a turnstyle, allowing you to push a handle and view any angle.
Approximate Dimensions: 20.5"H X 9"W (full span) Octagonal base measures 5.5" wide.