This is a magnificent antique French Art Deco green patinated bronze sculpture of a semi-nude warrior, by the famous French sculptor, Pierre Le Faguays (French, 1892-1962), circa 1930 in date.
This stunning sculpture features the remarkable figure of a classical semi-nude warrior with a javelin in his right hand and an oval shield on his left arm with both javelin and shield being detachable. He is depicted with impressive facial expressions and body gestures in the act of determinedly and assertively throwing the javelin while parrying with his shield.
The sculptor has succeeded in conveying every little detail of the scene - the tight muscles of the warrior given by the tension of the act, the frowning forehead above a focused gaze and the legs stretching deep-rooted on the ground make us feel engaged with the scene and fully captivated.
The sloping rocky style bronze base in which the warrior stands is signed 'P. Le Faguays'.
This high-quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method.
This is a splendid bronze sculpture and it will no doubt become the centrepiece of your Art Deco collection.
The attention to detail here is remarkable and this bronze is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 37 x Width 58 x Depth 9
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 3 inches
Our reference: 09856
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