cf. A. Shayo, Chiparus Master of Art Deco, New York, 1999, p. 153, pl. 84.
V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, 1992, pp. 46-47.
B. Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1978, p. 97.
Antinea, queen of the desert kingdom of Atlantis, was popularized in the 1919 novel, L'Atlantide, by Pierre Benoit, and the subsequent silent film, which was released in October 1921. The film was wildly successful and ran for more than a year in theaters, only to be revived in 1928. Antinea was characterized as a seductive temptress, who lured men to her lair only to enbalm them in gold after she had her way with them. Scantily clad and wearing an Egyptian style headdress, Chiparus effectively captured Antinea's Oriental mystique.