Throughout centuries, the hand has been seen as a symbol of power and creative force. Not surprisingly, the hand, with its rich iconography and effective power, took on great importance for Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917). It offered him a way to explore pure form without meaning, or to create designs with meaning that related to the abstruse imagery of the symbolist movement (for which he had an affinity). The human hand clearly absorbed his attention. Visitors to his studios described drawers filled with hundreds of tiny plaster hands in an amazing variety of expressive gestures.
The Cathedral Hands of 1908 is an assemblage of two right hands shaping the void into a Gothic arch. Fluid and expressive, such an elegant piece can sit right in your own home. This reproduction statue, finished in a bronze color, measures 12.5 inches high, 6 inches wide, and 5.75 inches deep. Intended for indoor use only.
- Reproduction statue of Cathedral Hands by Rodin
- Measures 12.5 high x 6 wide x 5.75 deep (inches)
- Weighs approximately 8 pounds
- Cast stone with bronze-colored finish
- Indoor use only
This statue replicates the aesthetics of ancient artifacts and one-of-a-kind museum pieces. Any cracks, discoloration, and other surface details are in keeping with the aged look of the piece.