|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.
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.