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Pair, Original Painted Sicilian Donkey Cart Side Panels, Opera Muzio Scevola and Coriolanus

Two Sicilian donkey cart side panels, richly decorated with scenes from the opera Muzio Scevola and Coriolanus. The striking portrayals are well executed and the colors draw one in to examine in closer detail. The involved hand painted scenes with soldiers, sculptures, horses, royalty are dramatic; examine all 4 panels to appreciate the storyline. Notice the use of color and the decorative addition of carved cherubs and soldiers wearing helmets. Gaius Mucius Cordus, better known as Scaevola was an ancient Roman youth, possibly mythical, famous for his bravery. Any nicks, dings, scratches, cracks etc are age related. This striking unique pair of painted panels are sold in as is condition how we found them in Europe and have not been retouched in any way.

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$3,450.00

1860-80

France

22573

W48.5" D0.75" H17"