London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE 'DELLO SPINARIO'
CIRCA 1800-10, INCISED TRIANGLE ENCLOSING CROSSED SWORDS MARK
After the Hellenistic bronze in the Capitoline Museum, Rome
17 in. (43 cm.) high
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Probably conceived in the first century BC, this sculpture is one of a few large-scale bronze works to survive from antiquity.
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