Hypereides and Phryne Carrera Marble Sculpture by FERDINANDO VICHI
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Carrera marble sculpture by the great Ferdinando Vichi depicts Ancient Greek figures Hypereides and Phryne. Phryne was a courtesan who famously had her life at stake in a trial, likely for impiety. Hypereides was her orator and defense, using her beauty and status as a priestess of Aphrodite to attain her exoneration. Hypereides stands with hand raised as if mid oration, his other hand holding the train of Phryne’s robe. Phryne stands in front with her robes loose, exposing herself to the jurors. Her face looks solemn as she is faced with her fate.
About the Artist:
Ferdinando Vichi (1875-1941) was a noble-born artist from Florence who entered the art world at a young age due to his family’s status and involvement with the arts. Highly popular in the late 1800's to early 1900's, Italy was known for producing beautiful sculpture in marble. The art of sculpture was taught in schools for decades, with many artists making a name for themselves in this medium. He was a portraitist and sculptor, doing many important commissions such as portraits of American presidents McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft, monuments throughout Italy, and tombs across Europe and the United States. He won many prizes and accolades throughout his career at Italian exhibitions.
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Great condition, restoration to the hands.
22"L x 14"W x 42"H