This is a stunning antique pair of patinated bronze reclining Classical semi-nude sculptures of young ladies mounted on carved marble bases, circa 1880 in date.
These exceptionally sculptured bronze figures feature two beautiful youthful women sitting graciously with their legs crossed in a reclining pose on a rock that has an elevated back. These delightful and elegant Classical ladies wear an archaic cloth on their upper legs while they are nude from the upper thighs up - ladies in antiquity were depicted in such a way. Each figure twists her torso slightly to one side, their left and right hands rest on the rock and they have beautiful curly hair which is tied up on their heads.
These high-quality hot cast solid bronzes were produced by using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
They are mounted on stunning carved brown-red marble bases in the form of naturalistic rocks and could be perfect also as bookends.
These incredible sculptures are truly a must-have for any serious collector of classical bronzes and beautiful pieces.
In excellent condition. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 21 x Width 23 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 4 inches
Our reference: A1033
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