CLYTIE - Roman, about AD 40-50
The original sculpture was acquired from the family of the Principe Laurenzano in Naples by British collector Charles Townley (1737-1805). The identity of the subject, a woman emerging from a calyx of leaves, was much discussed among the antiquaries in Townley's circle. At first referred to as Agrippina, the bust is known as Clytie, a nymph who had fallen in love with the god Helios and was turned into a sunflower. This famous bust can be seen in the British Museum.
Hand crafted using 90% white Italian Carrara marble and mounted on a black veined marble base, this lovely sculpture of Clytie has an authentic look and feel and is as close as you can get to the hand carved original – to both the eye and the touch.
Height: 14" (36cm) / Width: 9" (23cm) / Depth: 6" (15cm)
Weight: 7.2kg approx
Created by 2able