Female Dancer from Orléans - Bronze
This bronze sculpture belonging to the Gallo-Roman treasury of Neuvy en-Sullias (Loiret) is kept in the Musée Historique's collection at Orléans. Hand-patinated reproduction on a black marble base.
Discovered by chance in l861 in a sand quarry, this ensemble includes sculptures in the round of animals and human figures.
Due to the sacred and votive characters of these items, the treasury would have been buried underground at the beginning of the period of great invasions - end of 3rd or beginning of 4th century - thus avoiding looting and desecration.
The style of the Female Dancer relates the figure to Gallic art of which it presents one of the treasury's most beautiful pieces.
In this respect, Salomon Reinach stated that it was the most admirable Gallo-Roman bronze ever found in the soil of ancient Gaul.
Black marble base
- Dimensions :
- 17 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm
- Material :
- EAN :
- Reference :
- Museum of Conservation :
- Musée de l'Orléanais