Faun with child Dionysus, after the archaeological model, Probably Chiurazzi Foundries, 19th century

Bronze with black patina
sculpture: 39 x 19 x 10 cm

This bronze reproduces a well-known classical sculpture kept in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, a Roman copy of a Greek bronze original from the 2nd century BC. which comes from the Farnese Collection.

Many bronze replicas of the sculpture were made from the end of the 18th century. In the Chiurazzi Foundry's catalog (written in French in 1910) they are models with various patinas available. The Fonderia Chiurazzi was founded in 1880 with the intention of replicating the sculptures found in the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The collaboration with the archaeological museum of Naples provided the company with plaster casts from which to draw the models in the catalogue. 

The model presented here has no foundry stamps however it can be attributed to the Neapolitan foundry. The plates in Faun's hands were made separately and are mobile. Fine chisel and patina. 

J.Chiurazzi & Fils-S.De Angelis & Fils, Company Catalogue, Ferruccio Lazzari, Naples, 1910, p. 162, code 6022.
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