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Grand Tour bronze equestrian sculpture depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback, mounted atop a rouge marble oval plinth with Latin inscriptions and coat of arms. Modeled after the original on display in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. Sculpture is unsigned. Sculpture measures: 8 1/2" H x 8" W. Overall: 12" H x 8 1/2" W. 19th century. Provenance: The collection of Gary Glesser of Loudon, Tennessee, by descent from his grandparents, Captain Hoyt and Rachel Holton of Toledo, Ohio. Hoyt Holton became, at age 17, the youngest captain of a Great Lakes Freighter. In the 1960s, Captain Holton participated in a 26-day Admiral Byrd Society trip replicating the explorer's famous transpolar expedition, during which he met the Pope and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. Many items in the collection were brought back as souvenirs from that journey and other frequent voyages.
PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.
CONDITION: Bronze in overall very good condition with old patina. Some minor chipping the top and lower edges of marble base.