Featured Small Painted Metal Bust - Older?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by KikoBlueEyes, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    The shop I frequent got a large donation of bronzes. Tabletop size and very well done with crispness - all newer though. They sold like hotcakes for about $50-$85 each in a day. The donation included this small (nine inches tall) bust that I thought was much nicer even it is not bronze, and the bronze color that is painted on is peeling off. Please note the colors of my photos are off because it sucked all the light in. It is really a bronze color. It sits on a little onyx stand. I'm not sure if there is a signature. I highlighted a section that might have letters.

    I'm not sure who is being portrayed. She seems to have a headpiece and she has a snake between her breasts. I have a feeling it is an older piece. Any ideas for me?

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Usually signals Cleopatra.
  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Great lead. I'll run with that. Thank you.
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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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