This 20th century antique style plaster plaque depicts a bucranium in striking high relief. Symbolic of Greek and Roman architecture, a bucranium is a decorative motif of an ox or bull skull among swags and garlands of foliage. This embellishment was commonly used in classical architecture and Doric temples of ancient Rome and later during a neoclassical revival in the late Georgian period.
This 20th century plaster depiction is an intricate example of the bucranium, modelled in plaster in high relief and mounted on a bespoke steel stand for display.
Plaque, excluding stand: H 25.5 x W 50.5 x D 2 cm
Good structural condition. Aged, distressed appearance. A few marks and rust stains.
H: 35.5cm W: 50.5cm D: 15cm
Second quarter 20th Century
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