Antique Bronzed Terracotta Bust of Dante

GBP 2,875.00

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Object Description

An antique bronzed terracotta bust of Dante. In Renaissance style and a desirable scale, this bust would make a striking decorative piece for any period property, particularly for those looking to appreciate Italian history. At over 140 years old, the bronzed terracotta gives this bust a characterful time worn look accompanied by its integral socle. The bust is marked ‘Dan’ to its left shoulder, ’Tes’ on the right, and ‘727 R’ to the back.


Dante, or Dantes as the bust reads, was an Italian writer and very important figure in the Renaissance. Though he died in 1321, Dante’s works have lived on throughout the centuries, his epic poem ‘La Commedia’ (also known as ‘The Divine Comedy’) considered one of the world’s greatest works of literature. It was the first that influenced the Renaissance and the first work with a personal interpretation since the fall of Rome. It signified the conclusion of the Middle Ages and rise of the Renaissance, concluding all humans are rational beings. Dante is often depicted with the same wise facial expression and Renaissance style head piece as he is in this bust.

Object Condition

Good structural condition.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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