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Francesco Pozzi (Italian, 1779 – 1844) "Arpocrate"

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  • £2,995.00
  • €3,416 Euro
  • $3,669 US Dollar

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A very fine marble sculpture of Arpocrate also know as Harpocrates, the Greek god of silence. Often depicted with lotus flowers and a horn, the sculpture in question was carved by the Italian Francesco Pozzi around the first quarter of the 19th century.

Francesco was born in Rome a sculptor and engraver, and In conjunction with Coppa and Perini, he engraved some of the plates from the statues in the Clementine Gallery at the Vatican. He also engraved a portrait of Pope Pius VI, As a sculptor he made a Latona with the infants Apollo and Artemis in Chatsworth House (1824) and the copy of a stolen satyr in the Fountain of Neptune, Florence.

Arpocrate has had a few mishaps in his life, his extended finger has come away at some point and been repaired, his neck as shown is broken and the head does come away. It's been repaired with copper pegs some time ago, but has never been cemented back on to his shoulders and is easy to lift off and replace.

A extremely fine marble by a fine sculptor, for a similar example please refer to The Opulent eye Auction Christies 2012

70cm in height
61cm in width
42cm in depth

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Seller Location

Norfolk, England


19th Century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Norfolk, England

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)797 2775824