“Russian Dancer” (Nijinsky) by Demetre H. Chiparus.

Russian Dancer by Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947). Bronze and ivory on marble base.

The statuette depicts the ukrainian dancer Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) in the “Scheherazade” ballet portraying “Golden Slave”. Nijinsky became immortalized in history after his portrayal of “Petrushka”, the puppet with a soul.

43 cm H x 27.3 cm L x 6.5 cm D.

Bryan Catley (1978) “Art Deco and Other Figures” p. 88-89

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