late c19thearly c20th terracotta classical bust study of a young man probably an athlete

Late C19th/early C20th terracotta classical bust study of a young man , probably an athlete.



Item Ref

ML 182


Late C19th/early C20th terracotta classical bust study of a young man , probably an athlete.
Smart Hellenistic or Greek style terracotta portrait bust of a handsome youth , portrayed wearing a fillet , or thin band of cloth or leather in his hair , almost certainly denoting his status as a classical athlete .
Well-modelled features with skilfully sculpted hair detail . Raised on a low circular socle base.
Some minor weathering to the surface probably due to exposure to the elements in a garden or loggia setting. No damage or repairs , the reverse with a mould seam to the centre. Solid terracotta of considerable weight .
A smart classical study suitable for interior or exterior decoration.
H 19"
W 12"
D 10"
Probably Italian c.1900
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Internal Ref: ML 182


Height = 49 cm (19")
Width = 30 cm (12")
Depth = 25 cm (10")

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