A Pair Of French Neo-Classical St 19th Century Patinated Bronzes Of Virgile And Homer
Item # 9401
Category: Objets D'art
A handsome and extremely decorative pair of French Neo-Classical st 19th-century patinated bronzes of Virgile and Homer. The pair are raised by mottled ormolu bases with fitted Campan Rubane marble columns. Each column has a front engraved plaque inscribing the name of each poet. Above on a circular ormolu socle are each of the patinated bronze bust.
Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid.
Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature.