Dante Presto!

Dante Alighieri Bronze Bust with Verdigris Finish on Marble Base (LEO Design)

When it comes to the decorative arts, I have a soft spot for themes of literature and music—and I have an especially hard time passing-by a nice Dante Alighieri bust. After once tendering my respects at his handsome tomb in Ravenna, Italy, I feel like he's even more of a friend or family member now. Thus, I fell in love with this Italian bronze bust (c. 1920's - 1930's) the moment I saw it. I purchased it and spirited him home, intending to let him preside over my newly-finished library for a few months (at least).  Well, Dante is moving-on!  No sooner had I snapped a photo of him (and shared it with a like-minded collector), a sale was consummated—and Dante is leaving my library. But I thought I'd share his raptorial countenance with you before packing him up. Buon Viaggio, Signore!


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