An exquisite and large early 18th Century decorative terracotta Frieze. Exceptional quality depicting Angelic Cherubs, cascading vines and fabulous detail. Decorative frieze reliefs like this composing of masks, vines, and hybrid creatures – part human, part animal or plant – proliferated in the decades around 1500. Inspired by ancient sculpture, particularly Roman sarcophagi, they provided profuse detail and variety for the architectural frameworks of chapels, altars, and shrines in Venice. Renaissance sculptors such as Antonio Lombardo produced these antique ornaments, taming pagan motifs for religious context. Circa 1700 this is a fabulous decorative antique statement piece.
142cm Length x 28cm Width.
As a genuine antique/vintage piece there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores