Roman Bronze Athlete Figure circa 1st 4th century AD. Here we have a stunning rare bronze figure of an athlete, possibly a swimmer or diver. This item may well have
been of Romano Greek origin. The figure is of good size and shows nice facial and hair detail. The hands are deliberately disproportionate to the head and body, again indicating that of a swimmer.
The hole in the back of the figure points to the possibility of it being used to display a flame or to burn incense. Underneath the body of the figure is a bronze mount with a fixing whole where it
could have been attached to a staff for either ceremonial or ritual purposes. A fabulous piece of Roman history. The figure is mounted on an acrylic stand for display purposes. 130mm x