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Large C19th bronze bust of Roman Gladiator

£2,750.00 Approx $3403.47, €3193.96, £2750

Code: R1045


H: 19.5" (49.5 cm)W: 12" (30.5 cm)D: 9.5" (24.1 cm)

Impressive large C19th bronze bust of Roman Gladiator (Richard Aurili Italian Sculptor 1834-1914); well cast with a good rich patination emphasising his expression.  His grand helmet headed with a mythical creature and fish to either side.  His tilting head and bearded face with a great expression; the right shoulder with fish scale armour, the left shoulder stamped 'Aurili'.  The back with a small foundry stamp 'Vrai Bronze Garanti Paris'.  Raised on a splendid Breche Violette marble plinth of shapely, ogee form.
French circa 1880
Very good condition
Dimensions (ins) 19.5 high x 12 wide x 9.5 deep