Neoclassical Marble Statue of Rebecca at the Well

GBP 7,475.00

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Object Description

An antique Neoclassical statuary marble statue of Rebecca at the well, signed and dated ‘ABO CIPRIANI FECE 1880’, from a private collection in London.
Dating to circa 1880, this expertly hand-carved sculpture is in excellent original condition. Of beautiful scale and detail, she holds the rope of a well bucket, while a jar of water sits at her feet; pearl jewellery hangs around her neck, and bracelets wrap around her wrists. Highly detailed, this statue would certainly look impressive on display in any grand, Neoclassical and Grand Tour style home.

Rebecca at the Well

In the biblical story, Rebecca went to the well outside her city and encountered a stranger who identified her as the answer to his prayers.

According to Genesis 24:11–22, the aged Abraham wanted a wife for his son Isaac and sent his senior steward to his homeland of Mesopotamia to find a suitable woman.

The steward stopped at a well and prayed for guidance during his tiring journey. When Rebecca came to get water, she offered it to the old man and his camels. He recognised her as the appointed bride and presented her with the betrothal jewels of a gold earring and two bracelets – both of which can be seen on this marble depiction.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. No damage or repairs.

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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