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Silver Bust of Menelaus King of Sparta Grand Tour



19th century silver plate bust Menelaus mythological king of Sparta. A fine casting with rich patina. Ebonized wood base. Illegible hallmark. In Greek mythology, Menelaus was a king of Mycenaean (pre-Dorian) Sparta, the husband of Helen of Troy, and the son of Atreus and Aerope. According to the Iliad, Menelaus was a central figure in the Trojan War, leading the Spartan contingent of the Greek army, under his elder brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae. Prominent in both the Iliad and Odyssey, Menelaus was also popular in Greek vase painting and Greek tragedy, the latter more as a hero of the Trojan War than as a member of the doomed House of Atreus.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Width: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)Depth: 2.75 in. (6.99 cm)
  • Style
    Grand Tour (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Silver Plate,Wood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Areas of wear on the wooden base.
  • Seller Location
    Rochester, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: antique greek roman 1stDibs: LU1585223770752

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    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Rochester, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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