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Cast after a bronze by Sabatino de Angelis et Fils who worked in Naples in the late 19th century and were well known for casting replicas of famous antiquities in the Museo di Napoli.
Italian, circa 1890 - 1900
Height 13” (33cm) Width 17” (43cm) Depth 7” (18cm)
Durante degli Alighieri, known as Dante (c1265 – 1321) was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His ‘Divine Comedy’ is widely considered to be the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. He is known in Italy as Il Sommo Poeta – the Supreme Poet – and is also hailed as the Father of the Italian Language.