068. A LARGE WOODEN SCULPTURE OF THEODOR HERZL LEADING MOSES TO THE PROMISED LAND
A LARGE WOODEN SCULPTURE OF THEODOR HERZL LEADING MOSES TO THE PROMISED LAND. Probably Palestine, c. 1920. Hand carved depiction of Moses (or possibly an elderly observant Jew) being led into the promised land by Theodor Herzl. 43” tall. Possibly Issai Kulviansky (Vilnius 1892 – Germany 1970). Issai Kulviansky was a sculptor and a painter that was born in Vilnius and moved to Palestine, eventually moving to Germany after the War. His father was a furniture designer who carved elements himself. One would imagine that Issai learned the art of wood sculpture from his father. Kulviansky abandoned carving by the 1920’s and mainly concentrated on paintings. The Berlinische Galerie in Berlin holds many of his works. Fractures. Minor blemishes. Separations to seams at bottom.
Estimate $15,000 – 20,000