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    Sale 7631

    Important European Furniture & Sculpture

    4 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    A BRONZE BUST OF MARCELLUS

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY

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    A BRONZE BUST OF MARCELLUS
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
    Depicted with his head slightly lowered and turned to dexter; on a white-veined black marble cylindrical socle; dark brown patina
    16 in. (40.5 cm.) high; 21 in. (53 cm.) high, overall


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    Discovered at Herculaneum on 10 April 1754, the original antique bronze bust upon which the present lot is based has been accepted as representing Marcus Claudius Marcellus, the Roman commander best known for his capture of Syracuse in AD212.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Olivier du Fuel, Paris.