Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:
Height 17.5" X Width 9"
Marble Dimensions: Diameter 7"
Height without base:16"
The story of Samson and Dalila, as mentioned in the Old Testament, serves as the inspiration for this sculpture. It tells the tale of the Philistine princes, enemies of Israel, who promise Dalila a reward if she can discover the secret of Samson's strength. With persistence, Dalila wears down the hero until he reveals the source of his strength, leading to the dramatic climax of the story. This sculpture beautifully captures the depth of emotion and intrigue within this biblical narrative.
Crafted using the traditional lost wax casting process, this bronze statue ensures the highest quality and attention to detail. The use of red "Griotte" marble for the base adds an elegant and contrasting touch to the piece. Emmanuel Villanis, the artist behind this work, was a highly regarded sculptor of his time, earning recognition and acclaim for his artistry. This sculpture exemplifies his style and skill, making it a cherished and timeless piece that can be passed down through generations as a symbol of art and history.