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Achilles and Penthesilea

Achilles and Penthesilea
Title
Achilles and Penthesilea
Date 
1857
Medium 
Marbilized wood and marble
Dimensions 
Overall: 42 x 31 x 21 in. ( 106.7 x 78.7 x 53.3 cm )
Description 
Achilles supporting the dying Penthesilea.
Credit Line 
Gift of the children of Mr. Charles H. Russell
Object Number 
1886.5
Marks 
signed: back of base: "G. M. BENZONI A ROMA 1857"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group