Dionysus – “Narcissus” 19th Century Bronze Statue After the Antique
Bronze with a black-brown patina The original is approx. 63 cm high and was found in excavations in Pompeii in 1862 The smaller than life-size bronze statue shows a young man with strikingly soft body shapes, except for the animal skin (nebris) hung around the left shoulder, an ivy wreath in his hair and lace-up boots, he stands naked. His gaze is down to the right directed, right hand raised a little with an outstretched index finger. (The conventional naming “Narcissus” goes based on the idea that the young man is looking at his reflection in the water of a spring)
Italy, late 19th century
Height 24in – 61cm
Diameter of base 9in – 23cm
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