Roman Politician General Mark Anthony Bronze Sculpture Bust Marble Base Figurine

SKU: 94228

Condition:This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 38" x Width 28" Marble Dimensions: Diameter 15" Height without base: 37" Weight : 85 LBS Inventory: 27-9422846072
Original or Reproduction: Original

The Roman politician and general Mark Antony (83–30 B.C.) was an ally of Julius Caesar and the main rival of his successor Octavian (later Augustus). With those two men he was integral to Rome’s transition from republic to empire. His romantic and political alliance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra was his ultimate undoing, and centuries later provided inspiration for artists from Shakespeare to Cecil B. DeMille. Marcus Antonius was born in Rome in 83 B.C., the son of an ineffective praetor (military commander) and grandson of a noted consul and orator, both of whom shared his given name. After a largely misspent youth, he was sent east as a cavalry officer, where he won important victories in Palestine and Egypt. In 54 B.C. he went to Gaul to join his mother’s cousin Julius Caesar as a staff officer. In 49 B.C. he was elected a tribune and served as a staunch defender of Caesar against his rivals in the Senate. This Bronze Sculpture was casted using the "Lost Wax Method". It has a brown patina and is mounted on a marble base. This bronze sculpture is the perfect gift to give to a pianist and is signed by artist Giancarlo.