FROM CAESARS PALACE CASINO
12970. OVER LIFE SIZED STATUE OF CAESAR AUGUSTUS. 20th century. Original fine marble sculpture. Dimensions 10 feet in height. Carved like the original with beautiful masterful detail. Head of Cupid has some repair and one finger missing, otherwise in choice original condition with no repair, restoration or discoloration. Comes packaged in custom shipping crate. Provenance: Ex Caesars Palace Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Caesars Entertainment, the parent company of Caesars Atlantic City, has been hard hit by the slump in Atlantic City casino revenues over the last several years. As a result they are in the process of reducing and closing at least some of their holdings there which is the reason these very impressive Italian sculptures have become available for a fraction of what they originally cost.
The original Roman statue of Caesar Augustus, of which this is an exact copy, is one of the most famous sculptures of the ancient world.