French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique
French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique
French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique
French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique
French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique
French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique

French Bronze Sculpture, 'Danaide with a Bowl' after the antique

reference no 36/224

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Regular price £895.00 Sale

Good French Bronze sculpture of Danaide with a Bowl. Unmarked, lacking the quality of a Barbedienne, but an honest, tactile, late 19th century decorators piece.
Original marble sculpture dates to the 4th century BC and is in the Vatican Museum. According to mythology, King Danaeos had 50 daughters. They were married to his brother’s 50 sons. Because they were in conflict, King Danaeos ordered his daughters to murder their bridegrooms on their wedding night. All but one did so and as a result they were sentenced to Hades with the task of filling a large bowl with water - which was impossible due to it being full of holes!
Excellent condition, even, dark patina.
54.5cm(H) x 21cm(W) x 27cm(D) 15.3kgs

Dimension: 54.5cm(H) x 21cm(W) x 27cm(D)
Item location: At Home