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    Sale 7568

    Seven Centuries: Italian Works of Art From Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 395

    A CARVED PORPHYRY AND MARBLE BUST OF HERACLITUS

    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY STYLE

    Price Realised  

    A CARVED PORPHYRY AND MARBLE BUST OF HERACLITUS
    AFTER THE ANTIQUE, ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY STYLE
    The bearded philospher facing frontally, with drapery about the shoulders; on a circular marble socle
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) high; 27¼ (69.2 cm.) high, overall


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    The present bust of Heraclitus is based on the antique prototype discovered in Herculaneum in 1753 and now housed in the Museo Archeologico, Naples.

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    Literature

    A. Darr, P. Barnet, A. Boström, Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 2002, II, p. 118, no. 184.