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Roman fountain sculpture
Architectural design and interior decoration

Roman fountain sculpture

Price on request
Marble
Roman, 1st century AD
H. 65cm

Marble fountain sculpture of a young boy with fish. Fountain sculptures were very popular among the Romans decorating their garden villas.

Cf. Balász Kapossy, Brunnenfiguren der hellenistischen und römischen Zeit, Juris Druck & Verlag Zurich, 1969;
E. Curtius, Brunnenfiguren im Museum zu Neapel, Archäologische Zeitung 1879, Tafel 1 , Boy with frog

Condition: Head of boy and tail of fish missing. Heavy sulfured patina, an evidence that the fountain’s water had a spa origin.
Provenance: The estate-collection of a Swiss gentleman, Ticino, before 1970


Item reference: CL1561