Italian Marble Sculpture of a Dog

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A vintage sculpture of a dog, first half of the 20th century, hand-carved from a block of green marble, unsigned. The sculpture portrays a mastiff, sitting upright in an attentive pose with ears cocked, head canted and mouth open. The sculpture is an exact copy in miniature of one of a pair of such dogs sculpted in white marble at the entrance to the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy. The piece is in excellent condition: the bits missing off the ears are an exact, faithful copy of the original.
12 ¾ in high x 11 ½ in long x 6 in wide.
  
Details
In the Style Of
Classical Roman
Place of Origin
Italy
Date of Manufacture
circa 1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Carved   Marble
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
12.75 in. H x 6 in. W x 11.5 in. D
32 cm H x 15 cm W x 29 cm D
Dealer Location
Nantucket, MA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU90396896503
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