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A BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING PEACE
A BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING PEACE

ITALIAN, AFTER ALESSANDRO VITTORIA, 17TH CENTURY

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A BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE REPRESENTING PEACE
ITALIAN, AFTER ALESSANDRO VITTORIA, 17TH CENTURY
With a down-turned torch in her left hand and a cornucopia in her right; a shield and helmet at her feet; on a later circular red marble pedestal and slate plinth.
Brown patina with lighter high points; very minor casting flaws; minor chips to pedestal.
20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high
Literature
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
H. Weihrauch, Europäische Bronzestatuetten - 15.-18. Jahrhundert, Brunswick, 1967, p. 148-151, fig. 175.
L. Planiscig, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance, Vienna, 1921, p. 493, fig. 520.

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This figure of Peace, who holds a torch to the instruments of war in one hand and a cornucopia representing Plenty in the other, would originally have surmounted an andiron. The model, attributed to the Venetian sculptor Alessandro Vittoria, is known in several other examples and, in at least one case, is paired with Minerva, goddess of war (Planiscig, loc. cit.).
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