Sunday, March 9, 2008

Set of four 17th Century Rare carved Marble and Jasper veneered busts, on four marble Pedestals representing Ladies of a Roman Aristocracy

Set of four 17th Century Rare carved Marble and Jasper
veneered busts, on four marble Pedestals representing
Ladies of a Roman Aristocracy
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Two of these Roman matrons busts are representing Ladies of a Roman Aristocracy, all four belong to a series of portrait busts from the interiors of Palazzo Labia from the early 17th century in Rome. The bust second from the right (with the less intricate hairstyle): representing the Empress Faustina Maior (104-141 d.C.), wife of Emperor Antonino Pio and similar to the bust in Museo Capitolino, Stanza degli Imperatori, 27. First mentioned in 1703 it entered the Museo Capitolino from the Albani collection. The bust of a young girl with her hair tied up at the back: is related to well known figure of St. Suzanna (circa 1632) by François Duquesnoy in the church of St. Maria di Loreto al Foro Traiano, Rome.
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PROVENANCE: Private collection SDK, 235,420.00 EUR MI0239/05.04
(Formerly at Palazzo Labia, VENICE, Italy )
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QUATTRO RARI BUSTI FEMMINILI SCOLPITI IN MARMO BIANCO ED IMPIALLACCIATI IN DIASPRO SU QUATTRO PIEDISTALLI CON PIANO E BASI IN MARMO BIANCO, ROSSO E BIGIOROMA, SECOLO XVII
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MEASUREMENTS
cm 127x43x26