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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE MODEL OF NARCISSUS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE MODEL OF NARCISSUS
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    After the Antique
    24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high


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    The original of the Narcissus was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii, being the last antique statue found in Italy to enjoy considerable fame. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, described the figure as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii.

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