Art Deco alabaster, marble and bronze of Cleopatra with lion, by Giuseppe Gambogi, Italian, 1920 Magnificent large Art Deco Alabaster and Marble group of ‘Cleopatra with Lion’ Enhanced with Gold and patinated alabaster. Marble base signed on the terrace by G. Gambogi, Circa 1920 Cleopatra is adorned with a jewelled head dress, top and arm jewellery, her finely carved face with exquisite delicate features, and intense gaze. One arm casually resting on the lions head, the other holding her flowing cloak behind her.
Giuseppe Gambogi (1862-1938).
The Italian sculptor Giuseppe Gambogi was active in the last part of the 19th and the first quarter of the 20th Century. He sculpted in marble, alabaster and bronze mediums although white marble seemed his favourite. His figural depictions focus primarily on the female form.
Dimensions: 34 cms width x 27 cms depth x 68 cms height.
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