c19th gilded bronze classical 'grand tour' souvenir after the antique of athena

C19th gilded bronze classical 'Grand Tour' souvenir after the antique , of Athena .


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Item Ref

ML 1906


C19th gilded bronze classical 'Grand Tour' souvenir after the antique , of Athena.
Classically posed standing figure in gilded bronze of the Greek goddess of war Athena. Known to the Romans as Minerva , the goddess is shown in her distinctive helmet , cuirass and draped cloak , holding a spear in her right hand .
Raised on a black marble plinth base . Some minor wear and rubbing to the gilding commensurate with age and handling .
Athena , or Athena , daughter of Zeus, was worshipped as the goddess of justice, warfare , mathematics, wisdom , courage , civilisation and skill .
Rare example in gilded bronze for a 'Grand Tour' or classical collection.
H 12" (figure)
W 3"
D 3"
Italy c. 1860
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1906


Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 8 cm (3")
Depth = 8 cm (3")

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