Théodore Rivière "Salammbô" Gem-Set Patinated Bronze Sculpture
This French Art Nouveau gem-set patinated bronze sculpture, by Théodore Rivière, features two intricately-sculpted figures from the story of Carthage, inspired by the Gustave Flaubert novel, Salammbô. The female figure stands proud and tall, resolute and impassable, her garments draped as the Ancient goddesses were depicted, her crown a marvel of gothic architecture in miniature. The male figure's anguish can be felt palpably though we cannot see his face, demonstrating the mastery with which the piece was executed. Of note is that the woman has emerald eyes and her crown is accented with rubies.
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Artist: Théodore Rivière
Dimensions: 16" height, 7" diameter
Materials: Patinated bronze, Rubies, Emeralds
Signed: "Susse Freres Paris"
Literature: Sculpture pictured in Art Nouveau 1890-1914, by Paul Greenhalgh, p. 122; Sculpture also pictured in Nineteenth Century Sculpture, by Maurice Rheims, p. 372, #15