early c19th italian bronze sculpture of the greek god cronos known to the romans as saturn

Early C19th Italian bronze sculpture of the Greek god Cronos , known to the Romans as Saturn .


| $1,531 USD | €1,303 EUR

Item Ref

ML 207


Early C19th Italian bronze sculpture of the Greek god Cronos , known to the Romans as Saturn.
High-quality cast bronze figure of the winged god of the harvest and agriculture, Cronos or Saturn . The bearded god depicted in a bare-footed striding pose wearing a loin cloth , an agricultural harvesting scythe carried over his shoulder.
The circular base with an intricate cast edge of classical motif decoration , the centre of the base with concentric circular rings. The wings with particularly fine cast detail .
Revered and worshipped by both the Greeks and the Romans , who held a week-long celebration in December known as Saturnalia to celebrate him . It is thought this was the predated celebration of the harvest which the Christian calendar adopted as Harvest Festival or the Christmas period.
In excellent original condition with a rich consistent patination and colour . Both arms cast in section and with minor opening of the joints , a casting technique referred to as ‘Roman jointing’ . The loose scythe gripped through the left hand can be adjusted to angle and position.
H 12”
W 5”
D 5”
Italy c. 1830
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Internal Ref: ML 207


Height = 30 cm (12")
Width = 12 cm (5")
Depth = 12 cm (5")

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