Bronze life size head of Greek, Roman, Warrior or God? Was cut off a life size statue. The statue was said to have come from a large estate that had multiple statues of Warrior's. Gods and animals somewhere in Massachusetts. This particular statue was said to have had a ball and chain weapon in one hand. All the statues were ordered to be destroyed after the death of the owners of the estate. They were brought to my Grandfather's Scrap Iron yard in Providence Rhode Island for that order to be carried out. My Grandfather saved this head and the arm that once had the ball and chain weapon. My Uncle has the arm.
Almost 11" wide, across nose. Almost 12" high, from base of neck to top of head. 24 1/2 " around head, in middle, around nose.
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This has the look - both inside and out - of a Grand Tour sculpture and not an antiquity from Greece or Rome.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
18th or 19th Century
fragmentary hollow-cast bronze head
approximately 12 inches high
CONDITION: with cut marks across the bottom, verdigris patina overall.
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