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Lot 0072
Emmanuel Villanis,France,1858-1914
Finely cast sculpture of the Greek poet Sapho standing with her lyre in flowing diaphanous drapery. Sapho was known for her lyric poetry that she sang while playing the lyre and has become a symbol of female homosexuality through the words of her poems.
Bronze,Overall 28 1/2" x 8",
From the collection of a Great Neck, New York gentleman.
Signed "E. Villanis" and titled "Sapho" on base.


Overall good condition.

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Emmanuel Villanis Art Nouveau Sapho Bronze Model

Estimate $2,500 - $4,000Aug 17
Cranston, RI, USA
Auction Curated By:
Travis Landry
Specialist & Auctioneer, American & European Fine & Decorative Arts, Pop Culture Including Collectibles, Comics & Toys
Kevin Bruneau
President & Auctioneer, Asian Arts, 19-20th Century Decorative Arts