Many thanks for attributions !!
Yes I shall be wary of Spaniards carrying swords !http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JGp7Meg42U
Very nice Mssr Doucet !
She is nearly a 9 !
It takes some getting used to the peculiar style of these bronzes.
But certainly hard not to notice !
Much like many of the eastern tetrarch folles of Diocletian & Maximianus I often wonder just what were they thinking making an image like that ?
As they had no trouble reproducing it I suspect it to be linked to an ancient cult image of a goddess from the area.
Happiness is a nice "plump" bronze.
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !
COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam