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An Italian white marble bust of an Egyptian woman
An Italian white marble bust of an Egyptian woman

BY CARLO PESSINA, MILAN, DATED 1880

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An Italian white marble bust of an Egyptian woman
By Carlo Pessina, Milan, Dated 1880
Wearing an 'embroidered' headdress, a disc headband and elaborate disc necklace centred by a moon-crescent, wearing a sleeveless dress open to the front, on an octagonal stepped socle carved with a flower to the front, inscribed Carlo Pessina/Milano 1880 to the back
29 in. (75.5 cm.) high

Lot Essay

The present bust by Pessina (d.1884) was exhibited in Turin and Naples in 1880 under the title Costume egizio.
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