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Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C.

Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
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  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
  • Pair of Neo-Classical Revival Composite Marble Urns Borghese Vase Late 20th C. | Ref. no. 09816e | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09816e
Price: £750.00
This is a beautifully sculpted and highly decorative pair of Neo-Classical revival composite marble campana shaped urns, late...
This is a beautifully sculpted and highly decorative pair of Neo-Classical revival composite marble campana shaped urns, late 20th century in date. 
 
This attractive pair is after the famous antique Borghese Vase, the monumental bell-shaped vase which was sculpted in the 1st Century BC in Athens, Greece.
 
The relief decorations around the bowl of each urn feature beautiful classical figures who dance joyfully to the sound of music in various bacchanalian scenes. 
 
They feature a spreading fluted stem and are raised on a circular foot and pedestal base with square plinth. 
 
They are made from marble dust or artificial marble.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.


 
 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 34 x Width 20 x Depth 20

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches

Our reference: 09816e

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The Borghese Vase is a monumental bell-shaped krater sculpted in Athens from Pentelic marble in the second half of the 1st century BC as a garden ornament for the Roman market; it is now in the Louvre Museum.

Standing 1.72 metres tall and with a diameter of 1.35 m., the vase has a deep frieze with bas-reliefs and an everted gadrooned lip over a gadrooned lower section, where paired satyrs' heads mark the former placement of loop handles; it stands on a spreading fluted stem with a cabled motif round its base, on a low octagonal plinth.

The frieze depicts the thiasus, an ecstatic Bacchanalian procession accompanying Dionysus, draped with the panther skin and playing the aulos, and Ariadne. However, the accompanying figures often said to be satyrs have neither the common characteristics of cloven feet nor equine tails flowing to the floor as typically shown on Greek pottery; some references identify to the figures as sileni. The draped figures are often said to be Maenads but are clearly not: Maenads are females who accompany Dionysus but on the vase a draped male figure is depicted. One of the figures is shown being anointed, typically a symbolic act of divinity, leading to the interpretation of some of the figures as Apollo and Dionysus rescuing Silenus who is shown falling down reaching for a spilled flagon of wine. This scene on the vase corresponds to the saying "The Gods look after children and drunken men" which has been passed down orally through many generations. Many copies of the vase do not correctly depict the scene, replacing Dionysus with a female figure on the wrongful assumption that a sexual act is in progress.

The vase was rediscovered in a Roman garden that occupied part of the site of the gardens of Sallust in 1566 and acquired by the Borghese family. Napoleon bought it from his brother-in-law Camillo Borghese in 1808, and it has been displayed in the Louvre since 1811.

In his Capriccio, Hubert Robert embellished and enlarged the Borghese Vase for dramatic effect and set it, in atmospherically ruinous condition, on the Aventine overlooking the Colosseum, a position it never occupied. Robert also painted it in several other settings, including the gardens of Versailles (L'entrée du Tapis Vert) with Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.


Marble dust
is combined with cement or synthetic resins to make reconstituted or cultured marble. The appearance of marble can be simulated with faux marbling, a painting technique that imitates the stone's colour patterns.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 34 x Width 20 x Depth 20

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 8 inches x Depth 8 inches

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