An Italian fountain mask in marble, 16th/17th century
From castles and palaces - selected art and works of art from antiquity to the 20th century | A87p | Live auction | 91 Lots
Starting Price € 5,500
The fountain mask carved in deep half relief in white Carrara marble. A depiction of the head of an antique river deity, a turban-like cloth wound around its head. The mouth with a circular aperture for the fountain pipe. Mounted on a modern iron pedestal. Dimensions 44 x 30 cm, height with stand 50.5 cm.
Condition: II - III
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The mask knocked in places, with small chips on the edges of the turban. Traces of corrosion caused by water below the fountain pipe.