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Bronze Art Deco Nude Sculpture by S. Melani

Documentation Signed
Period 1920-1949
Materials Bronze.
Dimensions
W. 24 in; H. 14 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 35.56 cm;
Description An Art Deco era reclining nude bronze sculpture by Salvatore Melani, created at the end of his career which began in his early 20s and ended in 1934 at the age of 32. The serene and sensual pose is defined by her beautiful features which are expertly cast.

Mysteriously, she holds an unstrung bow in her uplifted arm. Typically this would be a way to show that the woman depicted was a warrior, or the goddess Diana…but the casual way she brandishes the bow makes her appear to be less of a huntress and more like a “pinup” illustration of a later decade

Melani lived and worked in Italy, creating sculpture in several media: wood, plaster, spelter metal and, of course, bronze.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern
Dealer Reference Number 2313
Incollect Reference Number 356037
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