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.

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
Athens Parthenon Horse Tenders Slab VII 24"

Athens Parthenon Horse Tenders Slab VII 24"

Item No. F046
Dimensions: 39" x 2" x 24" (99cm x 5cm x 61cm)
$309.00
Aphrodite with Servants plaque

Aphrodite with Servants plaque

Item No. 230
Dimensions: W: 38.5" H: 11" D: 1" (98cm x 28cm x 3cm)
$285.00
Large Three Graces relief sculpture 31"

Large Three Graces relief sculpture 31"

Item No. F036
Dimensions: 29" x 4.5" x 31 (74cm x 11cm x 79cm)
$265.00
Roman Centurion Tombstone Relief Frieze Sculpture

Roman Centurion Tombstone Relief Frieze Sculpture

Item No. S218
Dimensions: 10" x 7.5" (25cm x 19cm)
$199.00
Roman relief of Three Graces or Four sisters

Roman relief of Three Graces or Four sisters

Item No. S227
Dimensions: 16.5" x 13" (42 x 33cm)
$199.00
Mithras and Sol Roman Relief Carving Frieze Sculpture

Mithras and Sol Roman Relief Carving Frieze Sculpture

Item No. S217
Dimensions: 11.5" x 10.25" (29cm x 26cm)
$199.00
Weary Heracles (Hercules) plaque

Weary Heracles (Hercules) plaque

Item No. 194
Dimensions: W: 13.25" H: 20" D: 2 (34cm x 51cm x 5cm)
$179.00
Bacchants Dancing Frieze relief sculpture 37"

Bacchants Dancing Frieze relief sculpture 37"

Item No. F044
Dimensions: 37"W x 1"D x 17"H (94cm x 3cm x 43cm)
$175.00
Roman Lady and Slaves Relief Carving Frieze

Roman Lady and Slaves Relief Carving Frieze

Item No. S219
Dimensions: 18" x 14" (45cm x 35cm)
$159.00
Bacchus Relief Plaque 29"

Bacchus Relief Plaque 29"

Item No. F1343
Dimensions: 23"W x 6 x 28.5"H (58 cm x 15 cm x 72 cm)
$139.00
Byzantine Gothic Door Panel Wall relief plaque 34"

Byzantine Gothic Door Panel Wall relief plaque 34"

Item No. F099
Dimensions: 18"W x 2"D x 34"H (46cm x 5cm x 86cm)
$139.00