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A CARVED MARBLE OVAL RELIEF OF A NYMPH AND PUTTI

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A CARVED MARBLE OVAL RELIEF OF A NYMPH AND PUTTI

FRENCH, LATE 18TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A CARVED MARBLE OVAL RELIEF OF A NYMPH AND PUTTI French, late 18th or early 19th Century Depicting a classically draped maiden and a flying putto, with another putto in a cage In a moulded siena marble frame, with cast-iron ring suspension to the reverse, minor chips and restorations 26¾in. (68cm.) high; 22¼in. (56.5cm.) wide
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The bas-relief medallion, framed in golden Sienna marble, is inspired by a celebrated Roman painting discovered in 1759 at Gragnano, near Pompeii and illustrated in O.A. Bayardi's, Le Pitture antiche d' Ercolano, Naples, Vol.III, (1757-1779). An allegory of Love, popularly known as the Cupid Seller, recalls the gift of the ancient Gods in distributing love into the world of mortals.

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