Sale 17CN01 | Lot 414

White Statuary Marble Statue of Hebe

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings
White Statuary Marble Statue of Hebe

Lot Details

Lot 414
White Statuary Marble Statue of Hebe
After a model by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 19th century
The standing figure with outstretched left hand holding a bowl, a pitcher to the side in her right hand, wearing a peplos, raised on a circular plinth. Height 62 inches (1.57 m).
The standing figure with outstretched left hand holding a bowl, a pitcher to the side in her right hand, raised on a circular plinth. Height 62 inches (1.57 m).
The Greek goddess of youth, Hebe poured the drink of immortality to the other Greek gods, which is why she holds a bowl in one hand and a pitcher in the other. Thorvaldsen created two versions of the statue, the present lot a copy of the earlier one in 1806, her peplos exposing one of her breasts, the latter, a fully clothed figure in 1816.


Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Unrestored condition, uncleaned, minor chip to ewer, splotches of old paint easily removed, minor chips to base, remnants of cement to bottom of plinth


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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