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Roman bronze votive plaque of Hephaistos (Vulcan) god of the forge Roman bronze votive plaque of Hephaistos (Vulcan) god of the forge
ROMAN BRONZE VOTIVE PLAQUE OF HEPHAISTOS (VULCAN) GOD OF THE FORGE

Standing nude within an aedicula, or shrine, with arched pediment supported by columns. In his right hand he holds a hammer about to strike and anvil atop an altar; in his left a pair of tongs.
Rare.

2nd-3rd Century AD

H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.)

Ex P.P. collection, California.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 62.

SMQ01
$17,500


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