GALLERIA LAPINI | BUST OF THE SHULAMITE
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
BUST OF THE SHULAMITE
signed and dated: GRIA FLLI LAPINI FIRENZE / 1895 and entitled: SU.LA.MI.TI.DE to the headdress
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Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor chips to the centre of the headdress, including to the snake ornament. There is some minor veining to the marble, consistent with the material, in particular to an area to the proper right breast. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions, including to a lock of hair and the headscarf at the proper left shoulder. There are some minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the truncation and the socle
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