Vintage Bronze Greco-Roman Allegory of the Summer Planter
A vintage bronze Greco-Roman style Allegory of the Summer planter from the mid 20th century, with dark patina and lion heads. Created with the traditional technique of the lost-wax (à la cire Perdue) which allows for great precision and finesse in the details, this bronze circular piece from our planters and garden seats collection is adorned with petite beads and larger spheres on the lid, only interrupted by two striking lion heads on two sides.
The base attracts the most attention with its two bare-chested nymphs, probably companions of Ceres (Demeter in Greek), goddess of agriculture and grain crops. The nymphs are indeed sitting back to back, containing an abundant harvest of wheat. With its Greco-Roman subject and dark patina, this bronze Allegory of the Summer planter will be an excellent addition to any garden!
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Age appropriate wear and maintenance. Please refer to the various additional photos for further condition detail and contact us with any questions!