c19th french bronze 'grand tour' souvenir statue after the antique diana the huntress

C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue after the antique, "Diana the Huntress ".


| $999 USD | €850 EUR

Item Ref

ML 179


C19th French bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir statue, after the antique, "Diana the Huntress ".
Exceptionally well-cast smaller scale reduction of the antique marble statue of the goddess Diana depicted as a Huntress. Excellent consistent dark patination and condition.
Bears the stamp of "Achille Collas" to the rear of the base , the company who patented and perfected the technique to enable accurate reductions and copies of classical statuary of this type from Museum collections .
The marble original now in the Louvre , Paris , being a Roman (1st or 2nd century AD ) over life-size copy of a lost Greek original c . 325 BC. Discovered in Italy reputedly at Hadrian's Villa , Tivoli , the statue was gifted to Henry II of France by Pope Paul IV in 1556.
Portrayed as a Huntress, the Goddess of the Chase and nature, has a quiver of arrows across her back , and is attended by a buck deer, her left hand gripping part of her bow. She wears a short Dorian chiton, a himation around her waist and sandals on her feet .
The underside of the base has an old paper collection label with ink reference.
H 8.5"
W 3.5"
D 2.5"
France c 1870
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Internal Ref: ML 179


Height = 22 cm (9")
Width = 9 cm (4")
Depth = 7 cm (3")

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