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Professor Papini for Galleria Bazzanti
Italian, 1929
EGYPTIAN DANCER
JUMP TO LOT
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Professor Papini for Galleria Bazzanti
Italian, 1929
EGYPTIAN DANCER
JUMP TO LOT

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19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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Professor Papini for Galleria Bazzanti
Italian, 1929
EGYPTIAN DANCER
signed and dated: Prof Papini / Gallery P. Bazzanti / Florence / 1929
alabaster, onyx and gilt bronze
128cm., 50 3/8 in. 
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Catalogue Note

This exuberant figure of an Egyptian dancer dazzles with its combination of materials, which create a thoroughly Art Deco aesthetic. Particularly in the hairstyle and orientalist attire, the model relates to a Cleopatra by Eugenio Battiglia (Panzetta, op. cit., p. 133, fig. 148), as well as to models by Dante Zoi and Affortunato Gori. Professor Papini was among several accomplished sculptors who worked for the Florentine Bazzanti Gallery in the early 20th century.

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario delgi scultori Italiani dell’ottocento e del primo novecento, Milan, 1990

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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