Here is an incredible Art Deco period plaster maquette sculpture of a stylized Moses with Aaron & Hurr holding Moses' arms/hands up. Hurr aided Aaron to hold up the hands of Moses when Moses realized that the Israelites prevailed in battle while his hands were raised: "Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side". Museum quality for sure.
This I have had for several years and was told by the dealer it was in a Beverly Hills home. This is a large piece and I have it sitting on a table but it is joined to a base and resting on the table. It is unsigned that I can see and is most likely a model for a larger bronze or similar style sculpture perhaps on or in a building. It is about 44.5" tall including the attached base (not the table) and nearly 31" wide and about 22" deep.
It is in excellent vintage condition with some nicks, minor chips and a line on one of the standing men' neck-, a repair or just a hairline- not sure. There are a couple coats of gesso or polychrome in white or off white and some crackling to the surface in some spots but not at all distracting. Some loss on the corners, remember this was not really to be saved just used as a guide for a larger piece. The dealer I bought it from told me it was partially hollow in the lower part and he replaced a wood support bar that was broken and anchored it with plaster and put plaster on the edges to blend in with the base. It has to be carefully moved as the base is only attached with a little plaster. It is heavy and very strong I believe all of the fingers are original but could have some repairs that are not obvious. It has been in our den for several years and is quite the conversation piece, especially the Deco lovers who visit.
It will have to be crated properly for transporting to its new home and of course shipped by freight.
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