This is a fine antique pair of Italian Grand Tour solid bronze busts of Apollo and Diana, dating from the mid 19th century.
The pair feature black patinated finely cast busts mounted on stepped and shaped white Carrara marble pedestals.
These high-quality hot cast solid bronze statues were produced using the traditional “lost wax” process, otherwise known as the “cire perdue” method.
The attention to detail here is remarkable and this truly beautiful pair of bronze busts are sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever placed.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 27 x Width 18 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 4 inches
According to mythology Diana was born with her twin brother Apollo on the island of Delos. Apollo was her only real brother but she had many half brothers and sisters from her father. Her half-siblings were Vulcan, Minerva, Mercury, Bacchus, Mars, and Proserpine.
Diana is a maiden goddess which means she can’t marry.
Our reference: A1883