Large Italian Classic Bronze Sculpture Farnese Bull

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Bronze: Pre 1900: Item # 1288103
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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This large, bronze sculpture is after the antique, Hellenistic sculpture formerly in the Farnese collection, the state represents the myth of Dircem first wife of Lykos, King of Thebes. She was tied to a wild bull by the sons of Antiope, Amphion and Zethus, who wanted to punish her for the ill-treatment inflicted on their mother--Sculpture was discovered in Rome in the 17thc and was gigantic and made of marble-since then it has been reproduced-this example is believed to be an Italian lost wax casting made at the end of the 18thc or early 19thc-except for minor wear to the black patina no condition problems--very fine detail-23 inches tall-- 17 inches by 17 inches base-weighs 75-100 pounds