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Grand Tour 19th Century Antique Bronze of Dionysus c. 1870

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Grand Tour 19th Century Antique Bronze of Dionysus c. 1870

SHORT DESCRIPTION
Grand Tour 19th Century Antique Bronze of Dionysus
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DIMENSIONS
Height 29.3 cms (11.5 inches) and width of base is 11.2 cms (4.3 inches)
DATED
c.1870
PRICE
£600

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FULL DESCRIPTION
When the beautiful statue was first discovered in Pompeii it was wrongly identified as an image of Narcissus but later as Dionysus, the Greek god of fertility and wine and patron of the arts. The original now in the National Museum in Naples, Italy.

Beautifully cast after the antique, finely detailed with his sandal straps hair and physique very well defined, this bronze statue of Dionysus has a lovely dark verdigris green and aged patina, in excellent and original condition and heavy with no damage or significant marks or rubs. An early example of a Grand Tour bronze with a high copper content by a prominent Naples foundry c. 1870.