Offered for sale is a pair of lifesize Italian 19th century hand-carved marble lions on plinths. These classically formed sculptures are carved as an opposing true pair after the Medici Lions from the Villa Medicis Loggia dei leoni, located at Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy. The lions are carved with great depth and detail with quite handsome expressions. These sculptures have inappropriate aged patina commensurate with being installed in an exterior setting.
Toby Heller, Internationally renowned painter, sculptor and jewelry designer Thelma “Toby” Heller (1927-2017) took materials — like bronze, precious metals and semi-precious stones — and used her considerable talents to create works of art that are found all over the world in gallery exhibits, private collections, sculpture parks, and gardens.
In Horacio Kleinman's sculpture, the perpetual motion leads to a concentration in itself, shuts down visuality to external references and eliminates, in several ways, the idea of dimension. What is the real size of these sculptures? Evidently, their size is defined by their material bulk. This is the primary rule of the earthen world of tridimensional forms.
African Figure from Bamilike tribe.
Estimated Age: Early 20th Century
Condition: Very Good
Measures: 38" inches height