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Late 18th Century White Marble Bust of Sappho


Her hair tied in a chignon, in classical dress revealing one breast, on a turned socle base. Sappho is often associated with love poetry. This bust of Sappho is after a head of slightly earlier date which was at Wilton House, Salisbury and appears in a wash drawing by William Stukeley dated 1722. The Wilton bust was listed in an inventory by R. Cowdry, A Description of the Curiosities in Wilton-House, 1722 as next to the Great Room, 'Seneca, Sappho, with the bandage as deified, of the finest Marble like Ivory, the last Perfection of Greek sculpture; white as at first making, because (with several here) found in a Vault.


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    H 23.23 in. x W 15.75 in. x D 8.67 in.

    H 59 cm x W 40 cm x D 22 cm

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