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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 485

    A BRONZE GROUP OF THE WRESTLERS

    FRENCH OR ITALIAN, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE GROUP OF THE WRESTLERS
    FRENCH OR ITALIAN, AFTER THE ANTIQUE, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Mounted on a Restauration rectangular siena marble veneered socle with stiff-leaf moulded patinated bronze plinth base
    9 cm. high; 18 cm. high overall


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    The original group in marble, and lacking heads and limbs was discovered in 1583 near Rome. The heads and missing limbs were added later. The group was much admired, the complex composition with the two athletes entwined gives the group its powerfull dynamics.

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