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Towards the Unknown (Valkyrie) by C.J.R.Colinet 

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A Valkyrie of Norse mythology comes to life in this amazing sculpture

Key Features

  • This magnificent work by CJR Colinet depicts the ride of the Valkyrie
  • Crafted of chryselephantine with exceptional detail, this figure exudes great energy and passion
  • Signed "CJR Colinet" on base
  • Circa 1925
  • 22" length x 18 1/2" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    18 1/2 Inches
  • Period:
    Art Deco
  • Origin:
    France
  • Material:
    Bronze
  • Artist:
    Colinet, C.J.R.
  This evocative sculpture of a brave Valkyrie is crafted of two-toned bronze and carved ivory, an ancient medium known as chryselephantine. This stunning work depicts one of the 12 iconic battle maidens of Norse mythology riding on her swift steed to gather the souls of fallen Viking warriors and escort them to the heavenly halls of Valhalla. From her winged helmet and ornate battle armor to the textured stone base, this figure is the image of Viking courage. 

Born in Brussels, Claire Jeanne Roberte Colinet studied sculpture in Belgium, later moving to Paris where she exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1913. She worked regularly in ivory, bronze and particularly the combination of these two materials, chryselephantine. Her figures were infused with movement and life, and energized with strong impressions while being dynamically posed. 

Two almost identical figures are featured in Art Deco and Other Figures by Brian Catley

Signed "CJR Colinet" on base; features number 58 on two of the horse's hooves

Certified import documentation from CITES is available for this object.

Circa 1925

22" length x 18 1/2" high  

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