A Colossal Italian Grey Marble Bust of Achilles

9578 A colossal Italian grey marble bust of Achilles, also known as The Borghese Ares, shown with a plumed helmet and looking to his right, the bust cut to show chest and shoulders, on a contemporary socle, and standing on a veined grey marble square column with a Greek inscription from the Iliad, referring to the fate of Achilles. Weathered surface.

 

Italian.

19th Century

 

Overall Height: 90 ins (228 cm)

Bust with socle Height: 42.5 ins (108 cm)

Width: 29 ins (74 cm)                  

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