GREEK SPHINX BRONZE SCULPTURE STATUE FIGURINE FIGURE ART DECO LOST WAX BY BOTERO
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 9" X Width 7 1/2" Marble Dimensions:7 1/2" X 5" Height without base:8" Weight:10 LBS Inventory:61EPA0055716 Original or Reproduction: ReproductionThis bronze figurine beautifully captures the essence of a Greek Sphinx, a mythical creature known for guarding the entrance to the city of Thebes and posing riddles to travelers. In Greek mythology, the Sphinx is depicted as a fearsome monster with a woman's head and breasts, a lion's body, eagle's wings, and a serpent-headed tail. Its name is believed to be derived from the Greek word "sphingo," meaning "to strangle," possibly alluding to the way lionesses hunt and strangle their prey. The story of the Sphinx is closely tied to its love for riddles. It posed a famous riddle to all who passed, with dire consequences for those who couldn't answer correctly. The riddle, "What has one voice and walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?" was its trademark. Only Oedipus, a clever man, managed to solve it by answering "man," representing the stages of human life. The Sphinx's defeat led to its demise as it threw itself off its high perch. Despite the Sphinx's tragic tale, this bronze sculpture is a work of art, created using the lost wax method, ensuring exquisite detail and craftsmanship. It's a piece that will undoubtedly be cherished for years to come, making it a unique and thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates mythology and art. The sculpture is signed by the artist Botero, adding to its quality and appeal.
Not happy at this point because I don't feel that I should be responsible for making the repairs, It was damaged when I received it.
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It looks just like the picture. Very well done
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I love the Seated Figure , Head to Knee-
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It will take a place of honour, where many can sit quietly, reflect , remember, grieve , she’d tears & carry on … thank you , Maureen x
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It arrived perfect from New York to Illinois. I've bought a lot of bronze, but this one is my favorite.