London, South Kensington
4 December 1996
'Dancer of Lebanon'
a gilt, silvered and ivory figure cast and carved from a model by D H Chiparus, of an exotic dancer poised on one foot with arms lowered and raised, wearing beaded bodice and skullcap, on a hexagonal brown onyx base, incised signature -- 37.5cm. high
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C.f Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, (Woodbridge 1978), p.80
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