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ANTIQUE marble Figure of Michelangelo Carving the Head of Faun

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A museum quality 19th century Italian carved white Carrara marble figure of young Michelangelo carving the head of Faun by Pietro Bazzanti (1842-1881) The richly detailed Michelangelo standing holding a hammer and chisel while carving the head of Faun, a symbol of fertility. Finely executed with intricate detail throughout. This lovely statue is raised on a green marble pedestal with octagon base. Signed: P. Bazzanti, Florence Dimensions: Height with pedestal: 73" (185 cm) Width with pedestal: 19" (48 cm) Depth with pedestal: 18" (45 cm) Height of sculpture: 38" (96 cm) Width of sculpture: 17" (43 cm) Depth of sculpture: 13" (33 cm) Head of a faun is a lost sculpture by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, dating from circa 1489. His first known work of sculpture in marble, it was sculpted when he was 15 or 16 as a copy of an antique work with some minor alterations. According to Giorgio Vasari's biography of the artist, it was the creation of this work that secured the young Michelangelo the patronage of Lorenzo Dear Medici. Pietro Bazzanti (1825-1895), Son of the renowned sculptor Nicolò Bazzanti specialized in allegorical and genre subjects as well as copies of Antique and Renaissance sculpture. Regarded as one of the most talented sculptors of his day, his studio in Florence became a centre for other important sculptors such as Ferdinando Vichi, Cesare Lapini and Guglielmo Pugi. Many of these sculptor's works are inscribed Galleria Bazzanti

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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 73 in. x W 19 in. x D 18 in.H 185.42 cm x W 48.26 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU986215795442
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