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These Art Deco heads are carved in relief and probably depict Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, transitions and seasonal changes. Since the heads seem to be related to this theme of transition, it follows that the iconography of the plants is representative of the Four Seasons, which are (from left to right in first image): Spring (flower), Summer (ripening fruits), Autumn (loaded fruits) and winter (bare twigs).
It is likely that the heads were originally part of a column or niche. This fact and their style of carving indicates they may be related to the renowned French Art Deco sculptors, Jan and Joel Martel (1896–1966).
|Height||36.00 cm||(14.17 inches)|
|Width||30.00 cm||(11.81 inches)|
|Depth||17.00 cm||(6.69 inches)|