Roman flat bowl made from marble and bronze.
ROME (330 – 395 A.D.)
This piece was inspired by works of the Roman period. Despite Anatolia’s political independence during this age, its cultural activities were perused by conforming to contemporary Roman fashions. Large-scale sculpture continued, but in addition the stone portraiture that was so popular among the Romans was also practiced until well into Byzantine times. Owing to its rich sources of marble, Anatolian city planning, which started to become important during Hellenistic times, flourished and grew into “cities of marble”. Bosses and garland reliefs were frequently used in decorations.