19th century Cast Iron Mascaron of Diana

19th century Cast Iron Mascaron of Diana

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UNITED STATES
19th century
Cast iron
24″ high x 22″ wide x 13″ deep

A Beaux Arts cast-iron mascaron of Diana the huntress, her placidly handsome face framed by scrolls and acanthus leaves. The goddess is identified by the crescent moon adorning her forehead. Mascarons were often employed as decorative elements in Beaux Arts architecture. The surface patina is lovely, the symmetry of the design aesthetically satisfying, and the proportions dramatic.

On a custom metal mount.

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