Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
stamped with signature, numbered and stamped with foundry mark of Francis & Pierre Hugo 'Picasso 7/10' (on the reverse)
5.7/8 x 5.1/8 x .1/8 in. (15 x 13 x 1.2 cm.)
Original model executed in 1960; this gold version cast in 1973, numbered seven in an edition of ten with two exemplaires d'artiste and two exemplaires d'auteurs
W. Spies , Picasso Sculpture, London, 1972, no. 563 (another cast illustrtated p. 295).
In 1960 Picasso collaborated with the goldsmith Franois Hugo to create this and four other free-standing figurines: a bacchante, a pipe-player, a dancing figure with ctmbals and another version of a centaur brandishing a spear.