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Bronze Gallery

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Choose from 848 pictures in our Bronze collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Nebra sky disk, Bronze Age Featured Print

Nebra sky disk, Bronze Age

Nebra sky disk. Artwork of a Bronze Age artefact known as the Nebra sky disk. Made of bronze and inlaid with gold, this object is around 30 centimetres across. It was found in Germany and is thought to date to around 1600 BC. The gold symbols are thought to represent the Sun (left), a Crescent Moon (right), and the stars (dots). The two arcs at left and right represent the angles between the rising of the Sun at the solstices, and the arc at bottom may represent the barge of the Sun, or the Milky Way. The disc is now kept in the Saxony-Anhalt State Museum for Prehistory, Germany.

© JOSE ANTONIO PE'AS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Colossus of Rhodes statue Featured Print

Colossus of Rhodes statue

Colossus of Rhodes. Historical artwork showing the vast bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios (later identified with Apollo, the god of light), at the entrance of the harbour at Rhodes, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The statue, standing 33 metres tall, was completed in 282 BC and stood for only 56 years before being destroyed in an earthquake. Even the broken remains were so impressive that people travelled from afar to see them. They remained in Rhodes for around 800 years until the Saracens invaded and sold them, supposedly transporting them to Alexandria on the backs of 900 camels. This engraving is from Maerten van Heemskerck's 16th century book Seven Wonders of the World, and reproduced in The Picture Magazine, 1894.

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Plague doctor, France, 18th century Featured Print

Plague doctor, France, 18th century

Plague doctor. Artwork of the clothing used by doctors during plague outbreaks. This design, though in use much earlier, is from The Great Plague of Marseilles, France, in 1720. The plague (or Black Death) affected Europe from the 1340s to the 1700s. It is thought to have been bubonic plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, and spread by fleas on rats. This outbreak, one of the largest in Europe in the early 18th century, killed over 100, 000 people. The costume's beaked bronze mask contained aromatic herbs. This reduced the smell for the doctor and the limited airflow through holes in the beak reduced exposure to "bad air". Gloves and a heavily oiled undergarment and cloak were also designed to reduce exposure. 19th century artwork by Daumier, published in Devils, Drugs and Doctors (London, 1929).

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY