Limestone Isis Bust Statue H69cm
Acquired by Charles Townley, the famous collector, during his second Grand Tour of Italy (1771-74). Townley himself believed the bust represented Isis, considered by the ancients as the ideal mother and wife as well as patron of nature and magic. These statues are made using cast limestone with a surface texture similar to that of portland stone. In a number of important ways it is markedly superior, one of its greatest advantages being price, which, piece for piece, is normally significantly less than that of quarried stone. As well as for use in gardens, lawn, terraces, courtyards, borders and woodland, this statue can also be used in interior design schemes, in a hall, library, stairway or reception room.
Height 69cm. Width of Bust 45cm. Width of socle 24cm. Weight 65kg