Neopolitan Marble Sculpture of “Psyche of Capua”, 19th Century
A NEOPOLITAN CLASSICAL CARVED MARBLE SCULPTURE “PSYCHE OF CAPUA”, 19TH CENTURY
Signed in shoulder “T. Vacca, Napoli 1866”
Item # 810OQA06L
A finely chiseled marble sculpture of a goddess draped in a loose garb, it is signed in script T. Vacca along the side and dated 1866. The original was found in the amphitheater of Capua in Italy during the 18th century, the sculpture is believed to be of Roman origin circa the 1st century B.C. The original is on display at Naples National Museum. The figure is sculpted with her head lowered to the right while her head and arms are sheared. Generally titled “Psyche of Capua”, it is now believed to be a depiction of Aphrodite.
Measurements: 19” H x 10” W x 8” D
Some discolorations to the marble and light handling wear.