Antique 19th C rare small classical nude Narcissus bronze'Grand Tour' sculpture with wine pouch. This is a small version of the'Grand Tour' tourist piece. Beautifully made this is an excellent cast with high quality finishing and a lovely slightly rubbed patina to the bronze. 14 cm (5.51 inches) high.And circumference at the foot of the base is 15 cm (5.90 inches). He wears a wreath in his hair and carries a goat skin wine sack and stands on a circular base. The piece is not signed. Good condition and no damage.
This bronze is a circa 1880 small copy of the original of the Narcissus figure which was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii. It was the last antique statue unearthed upon the discovery of Pompeii. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, it was described as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Metalware\Bronze". The seller is "lillycarnation" and is located in Pembrokeshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Bermuda.