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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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This is a marble piece that came home nearly twenty five years ago from Vinnies. It has no signature that I can see. The trapezoidal base is of mahogany (?) with a felt cover over the area where the marble meets the base. I've never bothered to look underneath.
I suspect that it is a student's piece: an exercise on the work of Henry Moore? It is one of the objects I use to trial another piece when it arrives home. If it works in with this statue then I am usually happy. I think this is quite good. It works well from all angles. It has its own poise. I've seen the Thinker and the Venus of Wallendorf, knuckles, toil, and so on.....
A keeper, it cost me peanuts and has given me great pleasure for years.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Bellin68 and inky too. G'day!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Agree with eye4 beauty...I see so many different things here. I see all mentioned plus a lady with some big hips...a woman with a baby...oh so much. Nice piece V!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AmberRose & eye4beauty too!
  4. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Very Henry Moore-esque. Maybe the marble type could provide a clue about the country of origin?
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks cogito, I think you're right. I'm hoping someone might be able to help out there.
    The other inspiration for it might be Barbara Hepworth too; but there are no holes!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces !
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks manikin!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks nldionne!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning:)
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks TOM61375 & MANIKIN too!
  12. tom61375 tom61375, 1 year ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 months ago
    i definitely see the Venus of Villendorf in it! nice piece!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 months ago
    Many thanks MELANIEJ, SEAN 'n HO2CULTCHA !!!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 days ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 days ago
    Many thanks SOUTHCOP !!!!!!!

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