King Menthuophis (or The Pharaohs' Gift)
signed 'E. PICAULT' (on the base) and stamped 'GS / MEDAILLE D'OR / 1867' (on reverse of base)
bronze, dark brown patina
2814 in. (71.8 cm.) high
This cast circa 1870.
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Emile-Louis Picault trained under Royer and exhibited a wide range of sculpture at the Salon between 1863 and 1909. His Orientalist subjects are some of his most popular works and follow in the tradition of ethnographic-based artwork in France during the second half of the 19th Century.

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