DESCRIPTION: An Ferdinando De Luca bronze sculpture titled: "Ave Caesar Moriturite Palutani", a common Latin phrase from the Book of Caesars. This bronze features A very well detailed rendering of Poseidon with his trident, as he points off into the distance. Finished with embossed renderings of soldiers along his shin pads, helmet, and belt in a soft brown patina. Rests on a black granite base. Signed:" F. Deluca" and titled along the front: "Ave Caesar Moriturite Palutani".
PROVENANCE: Acquired from the estate of Rev. John J. Mericantante. For a further information and biography: follow the following link : https://www.akibaantiques.com/blog/2016/11/rev-john-j-mericantante/
CIRCA: 19th-Early 20th Ct.
DIMENSIONS:H:26" L:9.25" W:~17"
CONDITION: Good condition, middle of trident appears to have been broken and professionally repaired, with hairline still visible. See lot description for details on item condition. More detailed condition requests can be obtained via email (email@example.com) or SMS (305) 333-4134. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Akiba Antiques shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.