Manly torso - H. 63 cm - Statuary marble - 20th century

Description
Manly torso - H. 63 cm - Statuary marble - 20th century
Italy

This is an old torso sculpture, a marble statue representing most likely Apollo, an ancient Greek deity. Apollo was the god of Sun (he was believed to pull the Sun’s chariot) and of all the arts, Music, Prophecy, Poetry and Medical Arts. His son, Asclepius, was the god of medicine. Apollo also was the god of pestilences and science, which illuminates the intellect. His main symbols are the Sun or the lyre. In later times, Apollo was also revered in Roman religion.
White Carrara statuary marble.
The sculpture is mounted on a fine of red Francia marble in very good condition, no cracks or other lesions.
Signs of an old restoration can be seen on the left side of the body.
Dating back to the 20th century.
The statue comes from a private collection in Rome, Italy.
The photos do not do justice to the sculpture, which is much more beautiful live.
Dimensions:
- Height 63 cm
- Width 27 cm
- Weight approx. 40 kg.

Lot details
Object
Manly torso - H. 63 cm
Material
Statuary marble
Estimated Period
20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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