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A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS
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A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN BRONZE MODELS OF THE FURIETTI CENTAURS
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each set on a reeded base with Latin inscriptions
14 in. (35.5 cm.) and 12½ in. (32 cm.) high (2)
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The 1st Century bronze originals of this pair of centaurs, which were themselves copies of a 2nd Century B.C. Hellenistic pair, were found together at Hadrian's villa in Tivoli by Monsignor Giuseppe Alessandro Furietti in 1736. After his death they were sold by the family and have been in the Capitoline Museums since.

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