Carved 19thc Stone Neoclassic Stone Head ca 1860s
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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Stone: Pre 1900: Item # 916536
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901
Rare carved blue stone, probably granite, head from neo classic statue-head was caved separately from statue dated from the 1860s and was from square destroyed over 75 years ago in misguided urban renewal project-head is 9 inches deep and 9 inches tall-add 1 inch to height for metal pin- piece is unmounted, but stands freely - has 4.5 inch diameter base-except for carved out neck for attachment to body, piece is solid stone-has laurel wreath design headdress with wear to top from elements-no repairs to face with very minor wear-piece is European school and was found in the Caribbean area where it stood as part a complete statue.