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A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE MODEL OF NARCISSUS
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A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE MODEL OF NARCISSUS

LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A NEAPOLITAN BRONZE MODEL OF NARCISSUS
LATE 19TH CENTURY
After the Antique
24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high
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The original of the Narcissus was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii, being the last antique statue found in Italy to enjoy considerable fame. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, described the figure as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii.

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