FAYRAL – LE FAGUAYS – Antiope – c.1930
Sculpture of a young woman with spear. Designed by Fayral which was the pseudonym of Pierre Le Faguays 1892-1962). In the ancient Greek mythology Antiope was a daughter of Ares and was the sister of Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons. She was given 4 powerful weapons of destruction by her father Ares. When her sister Hippolyta was killed by the Hero Heracles, Antiope wanted to kill the warrior who killed her sister. So, she fought Heracles by herself, along with his six companions who accompanied him who were also great Greek heroes. She had all of the heroes including Heracles on their deathbed, but she couldn’t kill Theseus, the king of Athens, because she ‘loved’ and later married him.
Green patina on artistic metal alloy founded in the foundry Max Le Verrier who was Le Faguays best friend.
signed Fayral in the stone
designed in c. 1930, later vintage edition
green patinated on artistic metal alloy /spelter – base of artificial stone
40 cm high on 40 cm wide/ 15,75-inch-high on 15,75 inch wide
7,7 kg – 16,9 lb
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