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Antique Pair of Polychromed Pine Centaur Statues Made in France, circa 1900

$6,697.39per set


An antique lifesize pair of polychromed centaurs made in France in the early 20th century. It is both a male and a female centaur and they were made in solid pine. A centaur is a creature from Greek Mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. Though female centaurs, called centaurides or centauresses, are not mentioned in early Greek literature and art, they do appear occasionally in later antiquity. A Macedonian mosaic of the 4th century BC is one of the earliest examples of the centauress in art. The statues are in good authentic shape. The wood used contains resin, and in some places it has bled through the paint, resulting in spots. They contribute to the antique look and feel of the statues. There is some play on both tails, but the overall construction remains very good. This highly decorative pair is in good shape and is ready for use.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 60.63 in. (154 cm)Width: 18.12 in. (46 cm)Depth: 45.28 in. (115 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Classical Greek (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. both statues were gently celaned and are now ready for use,.
  • Seller Location
    Casteren, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU970926132012

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Casteren, Netherlands
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