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Bacchus after Jacopo Sansovino
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Bacchus after Jacopo Sansovino

A superb almost life-size sculpture of Bacchus after Jacopo Sansovino.
The original Florentine sculpture was created by Jacopo Sansovino in 1570. Sansovino was one of the greatest Renaissance sculptors and architects renowned for his works around Venice, particularly those in the Piazza San Marco.
The sculpture is now housed in The Museo Nazionale or the Bargello in Florence. It was originally created for the garden of Giovanni Bartolini at the palazzo Gualfonda.
This early 20th Century stone composition interpretation is of exceptional quality. With decades of wonderful lichen and patination.
Bacchus is of course the God of wine. Here a contrapposto stance Bacchus wearing nothing but a crown of ivy, holds aloft a phiale of wine. A cloven-hooved Pan with a goats pelt crouches behind him under his clutch of abundant bunch of grapes.
This rare model is one of our favourite garden statues, it has life, energy and real presence and will add something very special to it's new owners garden or even interior.

Plinth width 65cm approx.

This item has been sold. We only sell antiques but we are able to source similar items on occasion. Please contact us if you loved this piece and we will see if we can help!

Width75cm (2′6″)
Height170cm (5′7″)
Depth70cm (2′4″)
Reference No.YASEA

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