Shell of the Gods
- Italian Marble
- 19" x 25" x 5", artwork
Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist.
This sculpture by Bela Bacsi was inspired by a Hellenistic marble based on the shape of a shell found in the Mediterranean Sea, known as Pelican’s Foot (Aporrhais pespelecani). The Hellenistic marble version is thought to have been a vessel used by temple priests for pouring ritual libations.
The "marmo statuario crema, venata delicata" was sourced from the Cava di Michelangelo (quarry) in Carrara, Italy.
Artist's Choice, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, November 18 – December 17, 2022
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