Mario Dante Zoi
(information available from 1910 to 1923)
Marble and alabaster, base in black veined marble.
The splendid ballerina strikes the pose of an elegant dance, her arms raised, with an enigmatic smile. She is wearing a band with flowers around her head, and only a veil over her body which reveals her legs.
Mario Dante Zoi was an important Florentine sculptor who worked from the mid-nineteenth century to the start of theTwentieth century.
He created a series of elegant sculptures which combined the decorative approach fashionable in Art Deco with the purity of Liberty lines.