Queen Boudica of the Iceni Statue
Total Height: 27.5cm / 10.8 inches
Total Width: 13cm / 5.1 inches
Total Depth: 11.5cm / 4.5 inches
Boudica (also written as Boadicea) was a Celtic queen who led a revolt against Roman rule in ancient Britain in A.D. 60 or 61. As all of the existing information about her comes from Roman scholars, particularly Tacitus and Cassius Dio, little is known about her early life; it’s believed she was born into an elite family in Camulodunum (now Colchester) around A.D. 30.
At the age of 18, Boudica married Prasutagas, king of the Iceni tribe of modern-day East Anglia. When the Romans conquered southern England in A.D. 43, most Celtic tribes were forced to submit, but the Romans let Prasutagas continue in power as a forced ally of the Empire. When he died without a male heir in A.D. 60, the Romans annexed his kingdom and confiscated his family’s land and property. As a further humiliation, they publicly flogged Boudica and raped her two daughters. Tacitus recorded Boudicca’s promise of vengeance after this last violation: “Nothing is safe from Roman pride and arrogance. They will deface the sacred and will deflower our virgins. Win the battle or perish, that is what I, a woman, will do.”
This collection of statues is remarkable in the details achieved. Any serious collector will appreciate the meticulous care taken in all the small details that complete the sculpture. The hand-painted color accents and antique finish. This statue feels very solid when held, and is quite heavy for its size. Each statue comes packaged in sculptured polystyrene inner packing for safe world-wide shipping.
This listing is for a brand new COLD CAST BRONZE RESIN* statue. This line of statues features a rich antique bronze finish. The superb detailing and hand painted accents really bring this statue to life. Great addition to anyone's decor!
*What is cold cast bronze? Cold cast bronze is a when real powdered bronze metal is mixed in with resin. The statue is then cast into a mold creating replica of a solid bronze piece that is incredibly realistic. This careful process results in very high quality pieces with much greater detail than you will see with a solid bronze piece, and at an exceptional price! Many pieces will also feature some hand painted accents to enhance the detail, and bring to life them to life!