This delightful, elegant bronze bowl is inspired by the 'Mosaic of the Doves' in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The mosaic, attributed to Sosos, depicts a bird bath, and dates to the 2nd century BC.
The three doves on this 'bird bath' are all different, and are detachable, so they can face in any direction.
The finials of the three feet are in the shape of a serpent head, symbol of health and healing. The interior of the bowl is delicately decorated with recurring patterns.
bronze decorated bowl with turtle-doves
- Diameter of bowl: 17cm Height (not including birds): 7cm . Weight: 1.25kg The birds are detachable and can be placed in any direction around the edge of the bowl!