Italian Patinated Bronze of the "Elder Furietti Centaur"
Sold for $2,250
4th quarter 19th century, after the Roman marble excavated in 1736 at the site of Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli (itself after a 2nd century BCE Hellenistic bronze) and now conserved at the Musei Capitolini, Roma, a "Fonderia Nelli/Roma" foundry inscription along self-base, now mounted on a mottled mauve and black marble base.
h. 16-3/4", w. 9", d. 4-1/2"
Provenance: Bruce McCashin Collection.
Literature: Haskell, Francis and Penny, Nicholas. Taste and the Antique - the Lure of Classical Sculpture, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981, pp. 176-178.
**In overall good condition with scattered areas of rubbing, soiling in more deeply modeled areas, and some dulling/unevenness to patination. Bronze appears to be hollow. Base with scratches and losses along edges. Dark chocolate brown patina.