Life size 19th century Carrara marble bust of Roman

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Life size 19th century Carrara marble bust of Roman

£5,500.00

A dynamic antique life-size marble bust of an (as yet to be identified) Roman in a toga with a leopard’s head clasp, raised on a variegated grey socle. 19th century.

H: 72 cm
D: 33 cm
W: 46 cm

BHA 1090

Description

Nb. This dynamic antique life-size marble bust of an (as yet to be identified) Roman in a toga with a leopard’s head clasp, is raised on a variegated grey socle.

Mid 19th century.

Some tentative comparisons have been made to Caracalla, also known as Antoninus. Possibly a ‘Grand Tour’ item.

The Grand Tour was an extended excursion to the Continent undertaken by English gentlemen to enhance their appreciation of the culture of the main European cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, etc. Often antiquities and replicas were brought back to England to form collections.

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