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A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CAPITOLINE FAUN, after the Antique, the graceful youth shown standing and leaning on a tree trunk, the end of a flute in his right hand, bearing original Latin inscription on the base, and stamped twice with A. Collas Reduction Mechanique stamp, second half 19th Century

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A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CAPITOLINE FAUN, after the Antique, the graceful youth shown standing and leaning on a tree trunk, the end of a flute in his right hand, bearing original Latin inscription on the base, and stamped twice with A. Collas Reduction Mechanique stamp, second half 19th Century
27¾in. (70.5cm.) high

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The original Capitoline Faun, known also as the Faun of Praxiteles or The Marble Faun, is a life-size marble figure dating from the Hadrianic period, probably a copy of a Greek work. It is in the Musei Capitolini in Rome, and as its Latin inscription records, was given by Pope Benedict XIV to the Museum in 1753. It reached international fame late, only after it was published in 1860, but swiftly became one of the most considered Antiques in the Capitoline.
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