Chryselephantine bronze ivory figure

Nr. 2174 | 4.200,-- Euro

Carved Art Déco ivory and bronze figure

So-called “Chryselephantine”.

France around 1925.

Signed: “S. Bertrand”.
(Solange Bertrand 1913-2011)

Bronze with ivory on marble base.

Height: 18 cm | Width: 9 cm | Depth: 6 cm

Price: 4.200,– €

(including 19% VAT that can be claimed back))


Chryselephantine bronze refers to a type of sculpture that was popular in ancient Greece. These sculptures were made using a combination of bronze and ivory, with bronze forming the core of the statue and ivory being used for the finer and more detailed features such as the face, hands, and feet.

The name “chryselephantine” comes from the Greek and means “gold-ivory-colored”. This type of sculpture was mainly used for large cult statues in temples and was very expensive due to its elaborate production and material costs. Today, there are only a few fully preserved examples of chryselephantine bronze, but they are highly valued for their artistic and historical significance.

Solange Bertrand (1913-2011) was a French sculptor known for her abstract sculptures and her work with various materials. She was born on June 14, 1913, in Nantes, France, and began her artistic career in the 1940s.

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