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"Nude Orpheus with Owl and Parrot," Rare Art Deco Bronze Rondel



A modern interpretation of the ancient story that Orpheus played the lyre so sweetly and enchantingly that he charmed and calmed wild animals, this Art Deco bronze rondel shows Orpheus with owl and parrot. The nude male figure is beautifully captured, and the birds to either side are lovingly depicted. This is the only example we have ever seen, and though the sculptor's name on the reverse is hard to decipher, it is probably a German piece.


  • Dimensions
    Height: .25 in. (6.35 mm)Diameter: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920s
  • Condition
    Minor spotting to patina.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86517908093

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  • Shipping
    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 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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