C. Charles

Art Deco bronze Lamassu bookends

1450
( + Shipping)

Europe € 55

Worldwide € 85

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H. 19 cm. x L 15 cm. x W. 12 cm.

H. 7.5 inch x L. 5.9 inch x W. 4.7 inch.

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Very good.
Literature:
“The dictionary of sculptors in bronze” by James Mackay. Antique collectors club.
“Dictionnaire des peintres,sculpteurs,dessinateurs et graveurs” by E. Benezit. Gründ. 
“Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours “ by Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.  


Pair of Art Deco bronze bookends picturing Lamassu, a human headed winged lion, signed by C. Charles.
Egyptian revival, France 1930. 

 

The Lamassu is a mythical creature present in ancient Assyrian architecture. These towering creatures were over four meters tall and depicted a beast with the body of a bull or lion, the head of a man, and the wings of an eagle.