Wood sculpture - Pr German Renaissance Moresca dancer Munich town hall


Pair of German Renaissance style Moresca dancers Munich town hall sculptures. See original pair at the Museum Munich, Stadt. See a very similar pair illustrated in page 220 in "Luxury Arts of the Renaissance" by Marina Belozerskaya The J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles. "The moresca a highly popular dance at courts across Europe was, in contrast, mostly a spectator sport of the aristocracy, as it was performed primarily by professional dancers accompanied by pipe and tabor. Baldesar Castiglione admonished that if a courtier wished to dance the moresca, he had best do so in private". This pair were made from Tere Cotta and are exact 20th reproductions of the originals. Each figure measures 27 and one half inches high and 16 inches deep. Excellent condition with minor repairs to two fingers
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