19th Century Grand Tour Narcissus Bronze

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A 19th century Grand Tour Narcissus bronze. 

The original of the Narcissus was discovered in 1862 in a nondescript house in Pompeii, being the last antique statue found in Italy to enjoy considerable fame. In a book sponsored by Chiurazzi & Fils, the secretary of the Naples Museum, Luigi Conforti, described the figure as the most beautiful bronze ever to have been discovered at Pompeii.

The bronze is crisply cast with an outstanding patina throughout. It is substantial considering its size, weighing 425 grams. There are few signs of wear commensurate with age, most notably an imperfection to the left hip and a small chip to the base. The piece nonetheless remains attractive. 


Height: 15cm

Diameter of base: 5.5cm

Weight: 425 grams



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