The Flight of Love
Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection
late 19th/early 20th Century
The Flight of Love
signed: D. Zoi
white marble, on a serpentine marble pedestal
sculpture: 143.5cm., 56½in.
pedestal: 102cm., 40¼in.
Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The condition of the surface is generally excellent. The woman’s proper left little finger is reattached and there are slightly visible surface restorations in this area and to the next finger along and to the wrist. There is a slightly visible original marble plug to the woman’s chin. There are naturally occurring inclusions to the marble, some of which have been filled, including to the woman’s forehead and hair. The tip of the dove’s proper left wing is restored. The putto’s proper left toes are reattached (possibly original) and there a some surface restorations. Minor scuffs and one or two abrasions elsewhere to the surface of the socle.
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