late c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir sculpture the dancing faun of pompeii after the antique

Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture "The Dancing Faun of Pompeii" , after the antique .



Item Ref

ML 1703


Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture "The Dancing Faun of Pompeii " , after the antique.
Darkly patinated bronze study of the iconic dancing mythical Faun figure , excavated from the site of a villa in ill-fated Pompeii in 1830. The figure stood next to an impluvium , a basin to collect rain-water, at villa "Casa del Fauno"
The original now in the Museo Nazionale,Naples , Italy.
Portrayed dancing in exhultation , the horned and tailed figure stands upon an integral square plinth base.
Produced in Italy during the late C19th, probably in Naples, as a souvenir for wealthy tourists who visited the ancient sites and sights.
H 12.5"
W 3.5"
D 3.5"
Italy c.1880
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Internal Ref: ML 1703


Height = 32 cm (13")
Width = 9 cm (4")
Depth = 9 cm (4")

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