Lot 151

A 17TH CENTURY ITALIAN CARRARA MARBLE FIGURE OF ST BARBARA WITH HER TOWER
holding her drapery in her right hand, the tower in her left, her toes revealed beneath the edge of her gown over an integral circular base, inscribed ‘TIE CON FORENTIVM’, the back flat and with two holes drilled in,
74cm high

The inscription on the marble may relate to the Italian town of Forentum which was established from the time of the Emperor Augustus, eight miles south of Mount Vultur.

Estimate: £4,000-£6,000