Wed, 5th Dec 2018 10:00

Fine European Works of Art & Clocks

  Lot 34

AFTER THE ANTIQUE: A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY BRONZE FIGURE OF THE FAUNO ROSSO (RED FAUN) BY CHIURAZZI, NAPLES the Bacchic faun holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand and staff in his left, raised on shaped base with a tree stump and a woven basket, with a goat resting his front leg on the basket, mid brown patination, signed 'Chiurazzi Napoli',  70cm high  The 2nd century AD Roman statue that the present bronze is derived from is now in the Capitoline Museum, Rome. It is carved from distinctive red marble and is itself a copy of a Hellenistic Greek original, depicting a drunken satyr. The Fauno Rosso was discovered at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli and so it is thought that Hadrian commissioned the Roman red marble statue.

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