A 16th century Italian marble relief depicting a rearing horse After the Antique
Lot 1
An Italian 16th / 17th century marble relief depicting a rearing horse After the Antique, possibly Milanese
Sold for £15,625 (US$ 26,573) inc. premium
Lot Details
An Italian 16th / 17th century marble relief depicting a rearing horse
After the Antique, possibly Milanese
of oval form, within an integral frame of acanthus leaves with an outer ribbon and reel border, the rearing horse on a background of Violet Jura Brocatelle marble with a border of black marble, 71cm wide x 63.5cm high (27.5" x 25")

Footnotes

  • Roundels with coloured hardstone backgrounds are a common feature of Renaissance architecture and tombs in Milan and Lombardy. However the unusual oval shape of the present relief might suggest that it dates to the Baroque period where this form was used more often. The rearing horse may be a heraldic device or may simply be a decorative feature after the antique model.
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