"2 Busts Roman Emperors Of Which Vitellius - Period Renaissance Italy North"BUSTES EMPEROR OF THE ROMANS IN BRONZE PATINA BROWN - TIME ITALIAN RENAISSANCE -16ème century 2 Busts of Roman emperors, known library busts. Although in superb condition, these bronzes are authentic 16th century and made from antique models. The left bust is identified: There is Vitellius - Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Imperator Augustus - The quality of the cast (hollow and extremely fine), as well as chasing, stylistic proximity and the visible mounting system to back show that the two works were performed by the same hand. These small bronze statuettes have been a craze in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and became the specialty of the best Northern Italian artists like Riccio, Severo da Ravenna, Guiseppe Levis, Girolamo Campagna and Pietro Tacca. thus observed many statuettes models to ancient portraits of Roman emperors. Other figures are related to mythology, showing the links that Renaissance artists wanted to reconnect with the subjects and the great tradition of antiquity. The major international collections such as Fondation Bemberg or the Robert H. Smith Collection have that kind of face assigned to the northern region (Florence, Venice, Padua, Mantua particular) where the patina is observed, font and treatment faces similar to those of our works. Presented on base of green marble, old bases. Dimensions: Total height: 22.5 cm, excluding base height: 16 cm Base: diameter: 12cm. Weight: 4.500 gr.