Allegory of Spring
Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection
Allegory of Spring
signed and dated: C. Lapini 1886
Overall the condition of the alabaster is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is an original alabaster plug to Cupid's head. Probably original joints to Cupid's wings, and a small loss to the tip of his proper left wing. The woman's proper right little finger and possibly two middle fingers are reattached, with minor surface restoration. The flowers are in good condition, but it is possible that there could be a few small abrasions. The sculpture is made in sections and a few joints are visible, including to the back. There are some whitish residues to the basket base.
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