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Lot 0014
Italian Carved Marble Bust of the Venus de Medici

ca. 1900, a variant after the 1st century BCE Greek sculpture (itself possibly a copy of an earlier bronze) now conserved at the Uffizi, Florence, on a self-socle base.
h. 20", w. 16", d. 9"

Notes: Reference: Haskell, Francis and Penny, Nicholas. Taste and the Antique - the Lure of Classical Sculpture, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.

Condition

In overall very good condition with scattered faint nicks and surface abrasions. A small loss to tip of nose. A few filler repairs including to hair at proper right side of head and at center of breasts. Slight soiling/accretions in more deeply carved areas.

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Italian Carved Marble Bust of the Venus de Medici

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000May 18, 2019