This vintage bust is a study of the god Apollo, a medium-small sized replica of the marble statue that resides in the Belvedere courtyard at the Vatican Museum in Rome, Italy. The head of Apollo is turned, his curled hair held in a band, and a cloak draped over his shoulders. We can see his bare chest before the piece narrows to the base. Overall, the piece is a great size--neither too big nor too small. Apollo was a classical Greek and Roman god, one of the Olympian deities, thought to protect from evil. Also known as biscuit porcelain, Parian ware was popular in the Victorian era, as an affordable take on marble and other stone sculptures. The pieces are beautiful alone, but my favorite use is to set them on shelves with old leather-bound books to create a vintage vignette with other bisque porcelain--so striking when set up in groups or multiples. This piece came to me with a large collection from a former museum curator who had to downsize his home. There are some surface stains and some stains on the underside interior but otherwise in good vintage condition.
Measures about 6" tall by 4" at the widest point. The base is 2-3/8" in diameter. Weighs 8.3 pounds.
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