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Monday, 20 May 2019

Bronze figure

Hi everyone, i dont think ive posted so much on my blog since i started it... lol catch up for lost time! anyhow because im making and putting togther so many of these little treasures i might start grouping them together.This tiny figure was found a few years back while out metal detecting it measures 40mm without the base but i thought it would make a super cool addition to the wunderkammer room.


I made the base from reclaimed ivory and horn this gives it an overal height now of 53mm which i think look fine. Im not sure who the figure represents but it is sadly missing and arm and some other limbs which i dont mind  as i think it kind of adds to its natual beauty i have a few more interesting and weird figures which i also intend to mount like this after all whats a wunderkammer room without a few statues. Enjoy your week everyone. Tony.

19 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful piece Tony. I love the fact you found it. As for metal detecting... I am so interested in that. I watched that show the Detectorists. I loved it. Beyond that I have watched all sorts of people doing that on Youtube. I am well aware you could spend a life time digging up pop tops and all sorts of metal junk and never see Roman gold. Still it fascinates me. I wouldn't want to do it in the US unless it was on a beach. That might be fun.

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    1. Hi Catherine, Ive been doing it for many years and its true you do find more junk than treasure, the key to success is reasearch and of course getting the land owners permission, detecting US beaches from what ive seen always proves rewarding in some way :)

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  2. Es una pieza bellísima y la base le queda muy elegante.
    Un saludo

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    1. Gracias Marian, quería mantener la base simple, estoy feliz de que te guste.

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  3. Its a lovely little sculpture.

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  4. So pretty! I love how it looks.

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    1. Thank you Sheila it should fit in well with its surroundings :)

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  5. Lucky you! Metal detecting is fun. You found a little treasure. It looks excellent here :)

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    1. It is fun Linda i usually take my dog, when she knows i have found something she always helps me recover it :)

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  6. Hi Tony! What a great statue! It is even better that it is a treasure you found! I am really enjoying all these little things you are making!

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    1. Hi Betsy, treasure is always good to find even more when it turns out like this i have plenty more to share :)

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  7. This miniature has turned out great. Every Wunderkammer shoud have some Roman bronzes. And the plinth is very stylish. A great result, I love it.

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    1. Thank you Huibrecht, i new the day i found this where it was destined for and as you said it will blend in perfectly in this style of room :)

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  8. Oh that's wonderful - giving a new life to a lost object... I'm very fond of ancient things, and your setting certainly rewards this tiny object for being buried such a long time!

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    1. Thank you latchkey and jonquil, ive always had a passion for not only ancient and old things but the unusual too as i said to Huibrecht i knew instantly when i found this where it was going i will be very happy once its in its new home :)

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  9. I love the statue regardless of it's missing limbs. I wonder what it belonged to in the first place? Part of something military? A toy? Do you know Tony? I'm curious :)

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    1. Hi Carol, ive never been able to possitivly identify this little piece but it wasnt the only figure i found at this location which over 1000 years ago was the site of a well im 80% sure its roman as the casting is quite crude the other figures which i will post eventually were also very basically made but in my opinion show a time lapse of some
      500 years plus :)

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  10. A great find and you've displayed it beautifully. You must have the eyes of an eagle!

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