This is a bronze head of Minerva, the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, worshiped and regularly identified with the Greek goddess Athena.
The bronze Roman head of Minerva has a fine style with a characteristic hairstyle, leaves all around, details on the visage, articulateness, embellished with a beautiful aged brown patina. The lower part of the jaw was broken otherwise, the bronze head was a complete piece which was nailed to a wooden structure.
The age of the Roman bronze head is back to the 1st century AD.
Width - 5 3/4 inches - 14.5 cm
Length - 5 1/4 inches - 13.5 cm
Depth - (relief) 2 inches - 5 cm
Weight - 904 grams