18th Century Istrian Stone Bust of Janus

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18th Century Istrian Stone Bust of Janus

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A mid 18th century or earlier Italian Bust of Janus in Istrian Stone.

In ancient Roman religion and myth Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus, but according to ancient Roman farmers’ almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month.
Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The gates of a building in Rome named after him (not a temple, as it is often called, but an open enclosure with gates at each end) were opened in time of war, and closed to mark the arrival of peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping.
Janus had no flamen or specialised priest (sacerdos) assigned to him, but the King of the Sacred Rites (rex sacrorum) himself carried out his ceremonies. Janus had a ubiquitous presence in religious ceremonies throughout the year. As such, Janus was ritually invoked at the beginning of each ceremony, regardless of the main deity honored on any particular occasion

Dimensions: 

  • H: 64cm (25.20in)
  • W: 29cm (11.42in)
  • D: 27cm (10.63in)

Period: 

18th Century & Earlier

 

The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf

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Run by Jorge (George) Perez-Martin and David Gibson, Brownrigg's vision is to offer a constantly evolving and eclectic mix of antiques and decorative pieces which will appeal to its UK and international client base.

Brownrigg was originally set up but Jorge almost 20 years ago in West Sussex. Over the last 15 years David and he have sought to hone Jorge's creative drive to shape and direct the business as a go to destination for interior designers, decorators and private clients alike.

Having moved to the Cotswolds several years ago the Brownrigg shop in Tetbury houses a significant and representative selection of the stock that we hold. The website has additional stock most of which is held in our nearby warehouse facility.

The question is often asked about the areas in which Brownrigg specialises. The answer is that whilst we have countries and periods that we are passionate about, we don't really claim to be specialists in a particular field......... we have learnt over many years that our clients come to us because we have such an interesting mix and one that often encourages and tempts clients to try something different. Nothing is 'off limits' so you may find pieces that are a youthful 30 years old and pieces that are several centuries old but as desirable as they were at the time of their creation.

We usually exhibit three times a year at the well known Battersea Antiques and Decorative Fair in London as well as regular coverage and references in the leading interior design and antiques press and publications.

Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.vCIEps32.dpuf
Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.vCIEps32.dpuf
Run by Jorge Perez-Martin, [email protected] is a thriving centre for antiques and interiors in Tetbury and Nailsworth, Gloustershire, UK - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/about_us/#sthash.7hUYbopM.dpuf
The Georgian Wing 44 Long Street, Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8AQ - See more at: http://www.brownrigg-interiors.co.uk/contact_us/#sthash.p18nm8M2.dpuf

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