UNIQUE bronze sculpture hand-crafted with engraved mark by Eneman Marcel, Belgium (1928-1988). A famous Bruges sculptor commissioned for symbolic sculptures to towns nearby Bruges, Belgium. He was known for lugubrious scupltures with pain or hilarious implications. The story behind this piece; "he visited his mother and accidentally hit her antique religious sculpture, fell down and head detached. He took the head and made an artwork for it and presented it back on a platter". A beheaded man in bronze, copper patina with necktie holding a platter both in copper sheets, and unusual large hands and feet. The religious head on a platter is an 18th century polychromed wood probably of Sint John the Baptist. In excellent condition with traces of wear and age. Weight: 5.29 lb. or 2.40 kg.
Height: 12" / 30.5 cm.
Width: 5.51" / 14 cm.
Depth: 4.72" / 12 cm.
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This item can be viewed in our gallery: Antiques van Elsen - Bruges, Belgium