An exacting, expert, chiseled bust of a young girl draped in a nubby wool scarf. The workmanship is exquisite and graceful. Italy has had a long history of sculpting in marble and it definitely shows in this sculpture.
An off white rectangular block of marble has been chiseled and sculpted into a bust of a young girl draped in a nubby wool scarf. The attention to detail is amazing. The eyes, the teeth and the coarse, nubby texture of the scarf are so lifelike. The texture of the scarf is accentuated by a lighter white compound that was applied over the figure. The stone is heavy and glows from within. It feels so smooth and cool to the touch.
The words “Made in Italy” engraved into the back of the pedestal base.
10 ½” (26.7 cm) tall x 5 ½” (14.0 cm) wide x 3 ½” (8.9 cm) deep. Weighs 8 lb 14.8 oz (4.05 kg)
There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. One corner on the front base looks like a chip but it is rounded and appears to be filled in with the same white compound that was used to accentuate the scarf and so I believe the chip was present during manufacture. The bust itself looks perfect.
A great piece of sculpture that will add richness and substance to your home. This is a timeless work of art.
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