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Monopodia - Sculpture Style Monopodia -
Ref : 111094
2 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Marble: antico verde
Dimensions :
l. 2.56 inch X H. 14.96 inch X P. 2.95 inch
Sculpture  - Monopodia 19th century - Monopodia
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Classical Sculpture

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Marble: Antico Verde
Italy - Rome, 19th Century
After the Antique

H 38 x W 6,5 x D 7,5 cm
H 15 x W 2 1/2 x D 3 inch

This beautiful statuette, sculpted in Antico Verde marble, stands as a testament to the enduring influence of ancient Roman aesthetics. Standing at a height of 38 centimeters, this monopodia captivates with its inspired design, reminiscent of the classical world's fascination with nature and animal motifs.

The form of this sculpture is striking, taking the shape of a panther's leg. This choice of motif is rich in symbolism, reflecting the ancient Romans' admiration for the panther as a symbol of strength, grace, and regality. Here, the panther's leg serves not only as a structural element but also as a homage to the majesty of this majestic creature.

What truly sets this piece apart is the artful integration of vegetative elements. The monopodia opens up via a vegetative motif, gracefully unfolding to reveal the head of the panther emerging. This transition from the organic forms of nature to the sleek lines of the panther's form creates a harmonious blend of elements.

Upon closer inspection, one notices a thoughtful detail: the back of the panther's head is flattened. This deliberate design choice serves a functional purpose, allowing for the placement of a top. Whether it be a table top or a tazza, the flattened surface provides a stable base, inviting practical use while maintaining the sculpture's aesthetic integrity.

In its entirety, this Antico Verde marble monopodia stands as a tribute to the ancient Roman concept of art as a convergence of nature and civilization. It embodies the timeless appeal of classical motifs, reinterpreted with masterful craftsmanship for contemporary appreciation.

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