Antique bronze of Dante, full length, rich dark brown patination
Antique bronze of Dante, full length, rich dark brown patination. Durante degli Alighieri, usually simply known as Dante was born in Florence in about 1265. He wrote the Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy by about 1300 . He is considered the father of the Italian language and perhaps their greatest poet. He was involved in politics but by 1302 he exiled from Florence and never returned. He lived latterly at Ravenna and died there in 1321. This lovely bronze, with fine detail and of a lovely colour shows himin a full length coat and hat. Set on a fine piece of marble. Probably Italian circa 1890. 12.5 inches high by 3.25 inches square ( 31.25 cm by 8.125 cm).