Pandora by Guglielmo Pugi



Description : Marble sculpture representing Pandora from Greek mythology. Pandora is the first human woman created by the gods (by Hephaestus on the Zeus’s instructions). It was created to take revenge on humans for stealing fire from the gods.

The Italian artist Guglielmo Pugi. (ca. 1850 – 1915)

The Sculpture is signed « Pugi » standing for the artist Guglielmo Pugi.The “Dizionario degli scultori italiani dell’ ottocento” tells us that Pugi was a Florentine sculptor who realised ca. 1900 the bust of King Umberto I on the Plazza Omonima in Fiesole. We know that he exhibited at the Turin’s exhibitions in 1922 and that he mostly carves sculptures of women in the Art Deco style.Although Pugi was not very well known during his lifetime, hundreds of sculptures signed by him are sold on the international market every year.

Material : White Carrara marble.

Height : 85 cm

Period : ca. 1890.

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