12 December 2002
A PLASTER BUST OF THE ANTINOUS MONDRAGONE
Italian, 19th century
The eyes hollowed out and hair tied to the back; with a modern metal stand.
Weathering to the upper surfaces; some abrasions to the surface of the face.
37¼ in (94.5 cm.) high (2)
Possibly previously from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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The present lot is probably a direct cast from the bust in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, called the 'Antinous Mondragone', after the Villa Mondragone near Frascati where it was found in approximately 1720.
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