A fine 19th century French patinated bronze sculpture signed Barbedienne Fondeur (France, 1810 -1892) also carrying impressed foundry seal, Reduction Mecanique A. Collae (and partial Brevete) depicting a woman kneeling beside a skull and holding a cross; possibly portraying the Penitent Magdalene, or Mary Magdalene.
Measures approximately 6” x 5.6” wide x 6.7” tall. Retains paper tag from Christies Auction, December, 1989. Good, dark brown patina.
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