Salvador Dali. Madonna of Port Lligat, 1974, sculpture

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Salvador DALI (1904-1989)

"Madonna de Port Lligat" (Madonna of Port Lligat)

Sculpture in 18ct (750°/oo) yellow gold on a gilt-silver plinth.
Signed, dated and numbered A-195 on the base.

Height : 11 cm (4.3 in.)
Weight of gold part : 175 g. (6.2 oz.)
Weight of silver part : 225 g. (7.9 oz.)

Authenticity certificate

In this sculpture, the iconography of the famous painting entitled « La Madonne de Port LLigat » (1950) and the painting « Leda atomique » (Leda Atomica) (1949) overlap. Shaped as a tabernacle, the pierced stomach is an extract from the first painting while, while the posture with open arms is inspired from Leda. In both cases the model is Gala, his wife, who in this sculpture fusions the maternal attributes of the Virgin with the Nymph, an enchantress who is seduced by Zeus.

This series was realized according to the following characteristics :

- Spain (A)
- 18ct gold
- Edition of three hundred numbered copies
- For a table top
- Poids : one hundred and seven five grams for the figure and two hundred and twenty fivegrams of silver for the plinth, approximately.
Edition Nº : 195.

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  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Period :  20th Century
  • Height in cm : 11 cm
  • Width in cm : 5 cm
  • Depth in cm : 5 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015040427