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19th century
Marble sculpture

13 000 €

Galleria Serrao

19th century
Bust Faun

15 000 €

Galleria Serrao

16th century
Marble Head of a Satyr

16 000 €

Klaas Muller

16th century
A 16th century Marble Chapiter

3 800 €

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Marble sculpture

The first use of marble in sculpture dates back to more than 6,000 years ago in Egypt, and definitely even earlier in Mesopotamia. The Greek and Roman civilisations continued this sculptural art with polished stone. Marble, which was mainly used to construct edifices and everyday objects, experienced its first golden age in the fifteenth century, particularly during the Italian Renaissance.

Over the centuries, marble fulfilled every desire for splendour, monumental works, and luxury. A combination of elegance and timelessness, marble gives sculpture a prestigious quality that remains unaffected by the passage of time. It remains the favourite of purists and aesthetes.