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Pietro Montana (1890 - 1978)

Lot 185: Pietro Montana sculpture (Italian/New York,

Brunk Auctions

September 12, 2009
Asheville, NC, US

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Pietro Montana sculpture (Italian/New York, 1890-1978), "Civilization", a model for a larger sculpture symbolizing free society with 32 figures, two horses and two cows, signed at back "Pietro Montana Roma 1930", painted plaster on painted wood pedestal, 84 x 94-1/8 x 38 in. including pedestal (sculpture weighs approximately 150 lbs.); copies of documents and photos relating to the sculpture accompany lot. Lacking bull's ear, hand of front figure, head of figure holding sheaf of wheat and baby's arm, some hairline cracks at base, restoration of hand at right side, flaking, chips. Property of the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina (acquired in 1958).

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September 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST

Asheville, NC, US

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