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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    A PAIR OF BRONZE AND GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF ATLAS

    20TH CENTURY, THE STANDS MODERN

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    A PAIR OF BRONZE AND GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF ATLAS
    20TH CENTURY, THE STANDS MODERN
    Depicted standing and holding either a terrestrial globe or a celestial globe on his shoulders, his hands resting at his hips on a square plinth, each raised on a brown-painted and parcel-gilt mahogany paneled pedestal with fluted frieze below a Latin-inscribed panel and a stepped molded plinth
    The statues 52 in. (132 cm.) high, 93 in. (236 cm.) high overall, 19¾ in. (50 cm.) square (2)


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    A pair of figures of Atlas of the same design, but with slightly differing bases, was sold Christie's, New York, 24 September 1998, lot 70 ($95,000 exc. premium).