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"Gladiator with Sword and Shield," Unique Art Deco Sculpture with Male Nude

$4,700

About

Powerful and moving, this depiction of a nude male gladiator, laying his sword to the ground with his shield behind him, is a beautiful memorial celebrating the end of World War II, 1947. The Belgian sculptor -- Pierre Theunis -- captures the physique and musculature of the male figure with great sensitivity, and he finished the terra cotta with a thin, white wash which gives it an antique appearance. Theunis is best known for his figural sculptures in bronze and marble. This sculpture, to our knowledge, is the only extant example.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Theunis (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7 in. (17.78 cm)Width: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1947
  • Condition
    Overall excellent; minor scuffing.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865115688681

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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