finely sculpted and modelled late c19th italian 'grand tour' souvenir terracotta figurine of livia drusilla by sommer

Finely sculpted and modelled late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir terracotta figurine of Livia Drusilla by Sommer.



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ML 186


Finely sculpted and modelled late C19th Italian 'Grand Tour' souvenir terracotta figurine of Livia Drusilla by Sommer.
Detailed terracotta study of Roman Empress Lucia Drusilla signed by Sommer, Naples . Livia Drusilla (58 BC-29 AD) also known as Julia Augusta after her formal adoption into the Julian family in AD 14, was the consort ,wife and advisor of the Roman Emperor Augustus throughout his reign .
Depicted in a draped and pleated toga , seated on a period 'Klismos' style classical chair , her hands clasped in her lap , her sandalled feet resting on a stool .
In excellent original condition, with a fine dry 'biscuit' finish to the clay .
H 10"
W 8"
D 3.5"
Italy , Naples c.1880
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Internal Ref: ML 186


Height = 25 cm (10")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 9 cm (4")

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