Western European Sculptures

Salammbo and Mato. I love you!

    Salammbo and Mato. I love you!

    France, Paris

    Early 20th century

    Toulouse Theodore Riviere, Susse Fres Edition Paris bronze foundry

    Ivory, bronze, gray granite (pedestal); carving, casting, patination, gilding

    Height 33 cm

    Signature “THEODORE-RIVIERE”, “CARTHAGE”; mark of the foundry plant Susse Fes Edts. Paris, circular stamp imprint Susse Frères, the Bronze Factories stamp imprint


    The composition features the characters from the novel “Salammbô” by Gustave Flaubert.
    Maiden Salammbo and young man Mate, the scene is laid in Carthage in the 3rd century BC.