Cicero - Item #127
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
18 Inches High x 12 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep
It is unknown whether this head is indeed a portrait of Cicero. The Uffizi Gallery and scholars identified it as such for a time, and then thought it was a portrait of Corbulone, a general under Emperor Claudius. The Uffizi has since entitled it "Bust with head of unknown." It is a portrait in the Roman Republican style, which used verism (a form of realism) to depict the subject. Several variations of a bust have been added to the head and its reproductions, such as this square version created by P.P. Caproni and Brother.
Museum: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Time Period: Ancient Roman, second half of 1st century B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 4039
Di Pasquale, Giovanni and Fabrizio Paolucci. Uffizi: The Ancient Sculptures – The Official Guide. Ministery of Artistic and Environmental Heritage and Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, 2001, pp. 28. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=vb743Ly5YN8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.