Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Roman Relief Plaques Reproductions

The study of ancient Roman sculpture is complicated by its relation to Greek sculpture. Many examples of even the most famous Greek sculptures, such as the Apollo Belvedere and Barberini Faun, are known only from Roman Imperial or Hellenistic "copies." At one time, this imitation was taken by art historians as indicating a narrowness of the Roman artistic imagination, but in the late 20th-century, Roman art began to be reevaluated on its own terms: some impressions of the nature of Greek sculpture may in fact be based on Roman artistry. Examples of Roman sculpture are abundantly preserved. Latin and some Greek authors, particularly Pliny the Elder in Book 34 of his Natural History, describe statues, and a few of these descriptions match extant works. While a great deal of Roman sculpture survives more or less intact, it is often damaged or fragmentary. Roman sarcophagi, mainly dating from the 1st to the 4th centuries CE, offer examples of intricate reliefs that depict scenes often based on Greek and Roman mythology or mystery religions that offered personal salvation, and allegorical representations. Roman funerary art also offers a variety of scenes from everyday life, such as game-playing, hunting, and military endeavors.

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Two Cupids among Acanthus scroll decoration plaque

Two Cupids among Acanthus scroll decoration plaque

Item No. 017
Dimensions: W: 73.25" H:17.5" D: 1.5" (186cm x 44cm x 4cm)
$2,299.00
Lapith and Centaur large plaque

Lapith and Centaur large plaque

Item No. 225
Dimensions: W: 29" H: 29" D: 5" (74cm x 74cm x 13cm)
$1,999.00
Roman Rellief with Landscape and cattle herd - Identical Reproduction

Roman Rellief with Landscape and cattle herd - Identical Reproduction

Item No. E166
Dimensions: 13.5" (34 cm)
$739.00
Medusa Head large plaque

Medusa Head large plaque

Item No. 222
Dimensions: Diameter 24"  Depth 3.25" (61cm x 8cm)
$639.00
Greek-Roman Urn Carrier Frieze 47"

Greek-Roman Urn Carrier Frieze 47"

Item No. F053
Dimensions: 47" x 4.5" x 42.5" (119cm x 11cm x 108cm)
$599.00
Apollo & Muses Graces 62" Long

Apollo & Muses Graces 62" Long

Item No. F038
Dimensions: 62" x 2" x 30 (157cm x 5cm x 76cm)
$599.00
Relief Portrait of Augustus Octavian

Relief Portrait of Augustus Octavian

Item No. A0077
Dimensions: 17.7" x 17.7" (45 cm x 45 cm)
$470.00
Thorwalden's Racing Chariot relief

Thorwalden's Racing Chariot relief

Item No. F045
Dimensions: 29" x 3" x 24" (74cm x 8cm x 61cm)
$439.00
Roman Eagle - Mexican Eagle Clutching the Snake plaque

Roman Eagle - Mexican Eagle Clutching the Snake plaque

Item No. 361
Dimensions: W: 19.75" H: 19.75" D: 4" (50cm x 50cm x 10cm)
$409.00
Orpheus and Muses plaque

Orpheus and Muses plaque

Item No. 231
Dimensions: W: 20.75" H: 20.5" D: 2.5" (53cm x 52cm x 6cm)
$409.00
Bacchus Head

Bacchus Head

Item No. 209
Dimensions: W: 19" H: 22" D: 5" (48cm x 56cm x 13cm)
$369.00
Bacchants Pan and Maenads Frieze relief 42"

Bacchants Pan and Maenads Frieze relief 42"

Item No. F043
Dimensions: 42" x 2.5" x 21 (107cm x 6cm x 53cm)
$329.00
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