• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 570

    A Belgian carved white marble bust of Pallas Athena

    BY VICTOR DE HAEN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Belgian carved white marble bust of Pallas Athena
    By Victor de Haen, early 20th Century
    Wearing a helmet decorated with foliage and flanked by snakes, signed to the side V. de Haen
    58 cm. high


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    Victor de Haen was among the main contributors who decorated the Belgian Stock Exchange La Bourse. They started around 1871 and finished at the end of 1873. The main façade of the Palais de la Bourse (Stock Exchange building) consists of a peristyle. Under the peristyle are three doors which give access to the building. Above the middle door surrounding the clock, two winged figures represent Good and Evil, created by the sculptor De Haen.

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