Friedrich Goldscheider Orientalist Terracotta Figure of an Arab Dignitary
Our wonderful polychrome terracotta figure by Friedrich Goldscheider (1845-1897) depicts a proud Arab dignitary standing on a terrace, holding a walking stick in left hand and drawing a dagger in his right hand. Height: 37 7/16 in; 90 cm.
Signed Fr. Goldscheider, Wien" and numbered 905 XVII on rear, with the imprint Vervielfältiging vorbehalten which translates to "reproduction reserved". Overall condition is good. There is the usual degree of wear, including surface dirt, scratches and nicks, all consistent with age, plus a restoration to the pommel of the dagger.