Art Deco Sphinx Bronze Candle Holder Bronze Sculpture Marble Base Statue

SKU: CH-003

Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 9" X Width 4"
Marble Dimensions:4" X 3"
Height without base:8"
Weight:5 LBS

Original or Reproduction: Original

This exquisite candle holder features the Sphinx, a legendary creature from Greek mythology known for her riddles and deadly embrace. Depicted with the body of a lion and the head of a woman, the Sphinx is captured in stunning detail in this bronze sculpture. Her golden bronze skin and long hair tresses add to her allure and the dark brown and gold patina finish gives the piece a timeless quality. As a nod to the Greek origin of the Sphinx, this sculpture is created using the ancient lost-wax casting method, which was first developed in Greece over 2500 years ago. The name "Sphinx" comes from the Greek word "sphiggo," meaning "to strangle," referencing the Sphinx's reputation for killing those who could not solve her riddles. This handcrafted candle holder rests on a unique pedestal, with the Sphinx's body forming the feet of the base. The piece is signed by the artist Milo, ensuring its authenticity and adding to its value as a stunning work of art.