The Titeux Dancer - Item #41
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
8.25 Inches High x 4 Inches Wide x 3 Inches Deep
This piece was once thought to be a Tanagra Figurine, which were terracotta pieces found in excavating the ancient City of Tanagra. Numerous studies have determined that this statuette was created earlier, around 375-350 B.C.E., and was made in the historical Attic region of Greece which encompassed Athens. The subject may be a dancer, bride, or nymph, but in any case, its function and meaning are still debated today. "Titeux" is the name of the sculpture's first owner after its discovery in 1846 at the Acropolis.
Museum: Louvre Museum, Paris
Origin: The Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Time Period: Ancient Greek, 375-350 B.C.E.
1911 Catalog ID # - 1525
Néguine, Mathieux. "The 'Titeux' Dancer." Louvre Museum, http://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/titeux-dancer.