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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 116

    AN ITALIAN VARIEGATED CREAM MARBLE ALLEGORICAL FIGURE EMBLEMATIC OF ASIA

    POSSIBLY VENETIAN

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN VARIEGATED CREAM MARBLE ALLEGORICAL FIGURE EMBLEMATIC OF ASIA
    POSSIBLY VENETIAN
    Modelled standing by a camel
    55 in. (140 cm.)
    On a verde antico rectangular plinth, 18 in. (46 cm.) high (2)


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    The feather and pearl-jewelled female personifies the Continent of Asia as one of the 'Four Parts of the World' according to Cesare Ripa's, Iconologia.

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