Neoclassical in theme, this figural group sculpture from the late 1800’s was cast in spelter with a silvery gray patination. Areas of the sculpture have developed a warm gold hue, giving the grouping added depth.
A woman dressed in a toga and sandals, with a sash across her right shoulder and a headband in her wavy, tied-up hair can be seen sitting on tree stump embedded in undulating terrain. The woman is supporting a putto that is riding on the back of a goat. A second child can be seen laying on the ground beneath the goat. Both putti are wearing fabrics that hang loosely around their midsections and crowns of oak leaves and acorns.
Our 19th century Neoclassical spelter grouping has great movement. Not only has the goat been depicted with raised hooves and thick hair, but the woman’s toga has folds and gathered material that give a sense of realism. A beautiful sculpture that can be displayed on any side, center, or console table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with light buildup and rubs. The tip of one of the goat’s horn is missing and there is a fleabite to the back of the putto on the ground (see photos for details). In some areas, the statue has developed a lovely golden hue over the original gray patination.