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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    AN ITALIAN PATINATED COPPER FIGURE OF A CAMILLUS

    FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN PATINATED COPPER FIGURE OF A CAMILLUS
    FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY, AFTER THE ANTIQUE
    Standing on a domed circular base, the base with a foundry mark E. BRAVN ROMA
    58¾ in. (149 cm.) high


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    A camillus in Roman society acted as an acolyte in many religious rituals. Usually children, they served as altar boys and attendants to the priests and priestesses of Ancient Rome's many gods.
    This copper statue is based on the 'Zingara', a bronze statue of a camillus from the 1st Century AD, in the Capitoline Museum in Rome.

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    Provenance

    F. Cirincione.
    The Collection of Gianni Versace.
    Sold Sotheby's New York, 21 May 2005, lot 205.