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Praesul

Updated: Oct 6, 2017


A bronze 30cm tall.


The Salii (Ancient Roman Priests of Mars) were known as the “leaping priests”. The Praesul was the leader of the Salli. He twists and bows slightly in preparation for movement (the leap).


I had this made in bronze to complement the other Salli in the procession. It also echoes the existence of the single heavenly bronze shield (see previous post).




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