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Sale 1905 Lot 127

Italian Patinated Bronze of the "Elder Furietti Centaur"

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.

Estimate $1,000-1,500

**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.

Sold for $2,250
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