Workshop Sabatiano de Angelis et Fils
Bronze patinated on an original green serpentine stone base
Italy / Naples around 1860 -80.
The identity of the representation has not been clearly clarified to this day. Archaeologists attribute it to the mythological figures of Dionysos or the philosopher Plato.
The Swiss archaeologist Karl Weber discovered this bronze bust around 1750 during his excavations in the Villa dei Papiri, near Herculaneum in the Gulf of Naples.
In addition to the excavation of Dionysos / Plato, other objects from the Hellenistic period were also found during the excavations. This bust and the other finds by Karl Weber are now on display in the National Museum in Naples.
Due to the great enthusiasm felt by visitors to the National Museum for these representations in the 19th century, the workshop: "Sabatino de Angelis & Sons Naples" Sabatino de Angelis and his sons (signed with the three flowers lower left) made excellent replicas of the finds from Herculaneum with the permission of the National Museum of Naples
Finest quality of the bronze and green patine.
Collectors number on the frontside and backside.
Private collection Palm Beach Florida USA
A rare collector's item!
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