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Pair of patinated bronze sculptures after Giambologna

$ 10,000
  • Description
    Pair of patinated bronze sculptures after Giambologna
    French, late 19th Century
    Mercury: Height 86cm, width 19cm, depth 27cm
    Fortuna: Height 83cm, width 18cm, depth 28cm
     
    This pair of figures are based on sculptures by the Renaissance, or Mannerist, sculptor Giambologna. They depict the Classical Roman figures Mercury and Fortuna. Mercury is the male figure shown wearing a winged helmet, and holding a staff, known as the caduceus, in his left hand. Fortuna is depicted as a female figure raising her hand into the air. Each figure is shown supported by a gust of wind issuing forth from a mask. The masks are set on cylindrical plinths, which feature cherub decorations in relief.
     
    Artist/maker: after Giambologna (Italian, 1529-1608)
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Patinated Bronze.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Classical, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 16270
    Incollect Reference #: 449606
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