Description: white marble, on a
faux marbre, bronze and gilt bronze revolving base
Dimensions: figure: 169cm., 65 3/8 in.
base: 82cm., 32 1/4 in.
Medium: white marble, on a faux marbre, bronze and gilt bronze revolving base
Condition Report: Overall the condition of the marble is excellent. The marble retains its original beautifully polished and textured surface. There is minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The proper left index finger is reattached half way down; this is only very slightly visible. There is natural veining to the marble consistent with the material, in particular to the shins and to the buttocks. There are a few very small chips and abrasions to the edges of the terrasse. There is one small filled section to the upper edge of the terrasse next to the foot of the tripod. The original column is in very good condition. The paint and the gilding has been cleaned and may be refreshed. There are stable original joints visible at the drum with some minor paint loss. There are some minor chips to the paint at the edges.
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