Salome

Salome
  • Art Nouveau Louis Sosson Bronze Sculpture Salome
  • Art Nouveau Louis Sosson Bronze Sculpture Salome 4245a
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  • Art Nouveau Louis Sosson Bronze Sculpture Salome 4245g
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A striking early 20th Century French hand carved ivory and gilt bronze figure of a beautiful dancer in lavish Eastern costume with intricate detail and rich colour. Raised on a cream onyx plinth and signed L.Sosson.

Salome (c. AD 14 – between 62 and 71) was the Daughter of Herod II and Herodias. According to Flavius Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities, Salome was first married to Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trakonitis. After Philip’s death in 34 AD she married Aristobulus of Chalcis and became queen of Chalcis and Armenia Minor. They had three children.

Salome is often identified with the dancing woman from the New Testament depicting her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, notably in regard to the dance iconized as the Dance of the Seven Veils. A similar motif was struck by Oscar Wilde in his Salome, in which she plays the role of femme fatale.

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£ 3,850

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Bronze, Ivory and Onyx

Book Ref

Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley

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