Pair of dancing and music playing amoretti - Northern Italy, 17th century




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Bronze with beautiful, dark brown patina. Both charming statuettes are characteristic for the figurative style of sculptor Niccolò Roccatagliata (1593-1636), who mainly worked in Venice. Next to larger orders by the church, he is especially known for his numerous statuettes of allegoric and mythological themes. Both winged companions of Amor, strong and graceful in the same time, stand each on a shell and thus refer to Venus born of sea foam – goddess of love and beauty.


Height 37 cm.

Planiscig: “Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance“, Vienna, 1921, page 597-628, image 667-692.



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