Late 19th Century Grand Tour Bronze Bust of Pericles


A fine patinated bronze bust of Pericles on a stepped black marble base. A magnificent orator with a reputation for scrupulous honesty, Pericles was a keen patron of learning and the arts. He also masterminded the construction of the Parthenon but sadly in glorifying Athens, he set it upon a collision course with Sparta that would ultimately lead to its ruin.

Dimensions: 13″H x 5″D x 5″W