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Pair of sculptures in white Carrara marble, made in Italy at the end of the 19th century. These mythological statuettes represent two putti holding in their hands a cornucopia in the shape of a triton shell. Each putto, wrapped in a drape, stands in contrapposto. One of the two is wearing a ribbon ending in a bow.

The putti ("putto" in masculine) are figures of naked children, male, with generous forms, without wings (unlike the Amorino) and laughing, inspired by Greek art and Ancient Rome.

In Greek mythology the horn of plenty is a symbol of wealth and fertility. One version evokes the horn of the goat Amalthée which suckles Zeus when he is still a child producing nectar and ambrosia which make immortal.

In Ovid's splendor, the legend evolves, Amalthée the goat is transformed into a nymph. Rhea, mother of Zeus, who entrusted her child to protect him from his father Cronos, to whom it had been predicted that one of his children would depose him. She takes care of the young god by feeding him with the milk of a goat; but the goat breaking one of its two horns, "Amalthée picked it up and surrounded it with fresh herbs, filled it with fruit, and presented it to Zeus' lips". It is an emblem that is often found on divine figures such as Bacchus, Ceres, Cybele or Fortune.

It is possible to buy the pair of decorative saddles decorated with crystal vases.

Circa: 1890

Dimensions putti with ribbon: W: 24 cm x D: 21 cm x H: 68 cm
Dimensions putti without ribbon: W: 26 cm x D: 21 cm x H: 66 cm
Dimensions of base: 21 cm x 21 cm (8.3 in x 8.3 in)
Dimensions of tray: 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm (4.3 in x 4.3 in)

Overall dimensions: W: 24cm, D: 21cm, H: 68cm (W: 9,4in, D: 8,3in, H: 26,8in).

Condition report: In good condition.

Era: 19th century
Style: Neoclassical
Materials: Carrara marble, crystal, bronze
Identifier Exists False
LP: 3270
Width: 24 (cm)
Height 68 (cm)
Depth 21 (cm)
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