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Italian Antique Marble Bust Sculpture "Psyche of Capua", 19th Century

US$3,800

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A finely chiseled marble sculpture of a goddess draped in a loose garb, it is a product of the Grand Tour and likely dates to the third quarter of the 19th century. The ancient sculpture that inspired this model was found in the amphitheater of Capua in Italy during the 18th century and is believed to be of Roman origin circa the 1st century B.C., though probably a copy of a Hellenistic original; it is on display at Naples National Museum. The figure is sculpted with her head lowered to the right while her head and arms are sheared. While it was originally believed to be a model of Psyche and was long titled “Psyche of Capua”, it is now believed to be a depiction of Aphrodite of Knidos. Measurements: 18 7/8” H x 7 1/8” W (base) x 6 5/8” D (base).

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.88 in. (47.96 cm)Width: 7.13 in. (18.12 cm)Depth: 6.63 in. (16.85 cm)
  • Style
    Grand Tour (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1875-1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Stone is discolored with some black scuffs, light handling wear and minor chipping to the corners of the base.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 101LIV26K1stDibs: LU1059022639932

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