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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 488

    A PAIR OF CARVED IVORY BUSTS OF THE APOLLO BELVEDERE AND THE FARNESE ANTINOUS

    FRANCO-FLEMISH, 17TH OR 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CARVED IVORY BUSTS OF THE APOLLO BELVEDERE AND THE FARNESE ANTINOUS
    FRANCO-FLEMISH, 17TH OR 18TH CENTURY
    Each mounted on a later turned ebonized pedestal; minor cracks
    11.5 cm. high x 29.5 cm. high overall (2)


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    The closest possible source for the Antinous bust from the present pair is the Farnese Antinous, now preserved in the Naples National Archaeological museum. The bust can not have been a direct copy of the original hence the variations in treatment of the hair, however the general posturing of the head to dexter is the same.

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