Leon Pilet (1836/40-1916) was a well known French sculptor, popular in the late 19th Century. Little is known about his private life and associations. It has been said that he exhibited in the prestigious Paris Salon. His subjects were mainly allegorical and biblical. This beautiful, well detailed piece is of Hagar and Ishmael. It is in very good condition with no repairs or dents. The patination is original with some minor wear. The dimensions are 16.5" h. by 9" w. by 7" d. It weighs 16 pounds.
Hagar was Abraham's wife, Sarah's Egyptian Slave. She was forced to conceive Her son, Ishmael with Abraham because Sarah was barren and could not produce a son to carry Abraham's line. Hagar came to despise and resent Sarah. When Sarah finally bore Abraham a son, Hagar and Ishmael were banished from the house of Abraham and forced to wander in the wilderness.
The weight of this piece is 16 pounds unpacked. It will have to be double boxed and shipped via UPS Ground to arrive safely.
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