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Antique Italian Carved Marble Sculpture Of Ariadne And The Panther

Stock No

31384

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2019
  • £16,495.00
  • €19,608 Euro
  • $21,373 US Dollar

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Item Description

An antique Italian carved marble sculpture of Ariadne and the Panther circa 1860, signed indistinctly, modelled after the antique by Johann Heinrich von Dannecker (1758-1841). Elegantly made, it depicts Princess of Greek Mythology, Ariadne, seated in a relaxed reclining position on a panther. She is nude, swathed partly in drapery and holds a bunch of grapes in her left hand – a nod to her husband Dionysus, God of Wine.

Believed to express the idea of ‘wildness tamed by beauty’, the antique statue on which this depiction is based is regarded as one of Johann Heinrich von Dannecker’s masterpieces. It is located in the Liebeighaus Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. Another depiction inspired by Dannecker is made in porcelain by Minton & Co. and forms part of the Royal Collection.

Additional Dimensions

Height: 57 cm
Widest part: 50 cm
Depth 19.5 cm
Base: 45 cm

CONDITION REPORT

Good structural condition. Slight rubbing to the big toe on the left foot. Blue plinth not included.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 57cm W: 50cm D: 50cm

Period

Circa 1860

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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