A bronze semi-nude dancer, 'Salome', by Georges Morin (1874-1950), 1920-30, the figure with her arms elegantly raised, wearing a long head scarf and a patinated sarong style skirt bound by a girdle with two mask embellishments, upon a triangular bronze base inscribed Morin, upon a figured marble plinth, height 29 cm
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- Bronze - An alloy of copper and tin, traditionally in the proportions of about 9 parts of copper to 1 part of tin.
The discovery of bronze in Western Asia in the 4th century enabled people to create metal objects which were superior to those previoulsy possible because of its strength and hardness, and it has been used throughout the world for weapons, coins, tools, statuary and other decorative items.
It is very fluid in a molten state, and its hardness, strength when set, and non-corrosive properties makes it most suitable for casting sculpture.
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