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Le torse de cette figure en marbre est probablement Romain, circa Ier siècle avant J.-C au Ier siècle après J.-C. It has been suggested that the torso of this marble figure is probably Roman, circa 1st century BC to 1st century AD.
Post Lot Text
A CARVED MARBLE FIGURE OF BACCHUS
FRENCH, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Depicted standing in contrapposto, with his right hand holding a cup aloft, wearing a crown of vine leaves in his hair and feeding grapes to a young satyr to his right side, on an integrally carved moulded oval base with tree-trunk support; damages, repairs and minor losses
The present marble figure is based upon the marble model of Bacchus dated circa 1514 by Jacopo Sansovino (1486-1570) now housed in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence (see B. Boucher, The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino, New Haven and London, 1991, II, figs. 36-37). The general pose of the Bacchus is identical and the young satyr differs in his positioning. In the present lot the satyr is standing and holding a tree-trunk, whereas Sansovino has the young satyr seated. The author of the present lot was presumably aware of Sansovino's marble sculpture and was inspired to create his own composition.