The image from the 'Mosaic of the Doves' in the Capitoline Museum in Rome has been transposed into this magnificent three-dimensional 'original' creation. The mosaic, attributed to Sosos, dates to the 2nd century BC.
The four doves on this 'bird bath' are all different and detachable, so they can be placed to face in any direction. The centre of the bowl is decorated with a pair of dolphins and the three feet culminate in gentle serpents' heads.
bronze bowl with four doves
- Height to top of rim: 12.5cm Diameter: 28cm