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$ 3,000

Pair of Red Marble Sculptures of Shells as Holy Water Font or Supports 19th

Origin Italy
Period 19th Century
Materials Marble
W. 8.66 in; H. 5.51 in; D. 12.6 in;
W. 22 cm; H. 14 cm; D. 32 cm;
Condition Good.
Description this very nice pair of sculpture of shells, carved in a warm and elegant red marble were a typical elements in the decoration and architecture of the neoclassical style and in the ancient era the Roman also used these kind of decoration. From the XVII Century this kind of pieces mutually their originally decorative use to a religious use as was typically in the period in fact in the decoration of the Churches were used sculptures and decorative objects from the past and for this case they were fixed in the wall and used as Holy Water Fonts.
Styles / Movements Old Master, Other , Realism
Incollect Reference Number 445873
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