ITALIAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
AFTER THE ANTIQUE
bronze, on a marble base with bronze appliques
the base with the Coat of Arms of Pope Paul III and with a Coat of Arms for Rome inscribed: S.P.Q.R.
bronze: 39cm., 15⅜in.
marble base: 19.5cm., 7⅝in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some rubbing to the patina, in particular at the high points. The figure is cast separately and there is a screw to the horse’s back behind the figure. There a few specks of dirt to the horse, in particular to the horse’s proper right flank.
There are minor losses to the corners of the base, in particular a slightly larger loss to the front right corner of the base at the bottom. There are further minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the marble base. There are a few minor scratches and abrasions to the tip of the marble base, in particular around the horse’s feet.
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