Two important and monumental Florentine late Renaissance marble busts on pedestals

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Lot 1162W
Two important and monumental Florentine late Renaissance marble busts on pedestals

Sold for US$ 94,250 inc. premium
Two important and monumental Florentine late Renaissance marble busts on pedestals
busts late 16th/early 17th century
pedestals 19th century

The figure of Diana facing to the dexter, her plumed helmet centering a satyr mask and scrolls, her locks resting on her neck and wearing a scale carved cuirass centering a mask of Medusa and raised on a circular socle; the figure of Mars depicted as a Florentine nobleman, possibly a Medici patron, wearing a helmet centering a dragon head, the sides with wings and dragon legs in flight; gazing serenely forward wearing a cuirass carved with Hercules at his labors and a Roman profile relief fibula, raised on a circular socle; each raised on a circular fluted pedestal.
height of Diana 4ft 1in (1.25m) width 31in (79cm);
height of Mars 45in (1.14m); width 37in (94cm)
height of pedestals 44in (1.12m); width across top 20¼in (52cm)
Two important and monumental Florentine late Renaissance marble busts on pedestals
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