Atlas Carrying The Earth, giltwood statuette, ca. 1750
A statuette representing Atlas carrying the world globe, according to the legend from Greek mythology. This object was made in the 18th century as a souvenir for Grand Tour travellers visiting the sites of Antiquity. Carved wood, finished in gold leaf and paint. Beautiful naive representation of the celestial globe with constellations and astrological signs. On a later black lacquered stand. Italy. Ca. 1750.
Dimensions: H: 30cm W: 10cm D: 10cm