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18th century
Head of child in marble 18 century

Price : on request

Galerie Damidot

<   16th century
A group representing the pieta

11 500 €

Jan Muller

<   16th century
14th century Virgin and child

Price : on request

Galerie Sismann

<   16th century
Bologna, ca. 1550

12 500 €

Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge

<   16th century
Virgin and child

33 000 €

Senger Bamberg Kunsthandel

Ancient sculpture

Whether made of stone, wood, terracotta, marble, or bronze, sculpture is a millennial and historical art. Reflecting developments in humanity, sculpture had an essentially decorative, monumental, and religious purpose. Carved works were based on modelling a material and then creating a mould and cast, or carved directly into the material (stone, wood, and marble). Archaeological discoveries have provided evidence of sculpture from the Upper Palaeolithic Period (30,000 BCE). During this era, representations were exclusively of female figures made of clay or ivory.

The art of sculpture has developed over many styles and epochs, and has employed many innovative representational techniques. The sculptor exploited the elegance of the material, the mastery of volumes, and the refinement of curves to open up new creative avenues.