Technique and condition
This sculpture is a bronze cast on a stone base. From the shape of the tool marks visible on the bronze it is possible that the bronze cast was taken from a clay model and the plaster cast reworked with files and rifflers. The lost wax bronze cast has a dark brown chemical patina and a black wax coating. The integral base is a rectangular piece of stratified limestone. The bronze cast is fixed onto the base by a threaded rod with a bolt situated in a recess underneath the base. The assembled sculpture is unstable because the base is very narrow.