It has been a while since I posted, so I thought that I would share this piece - direct from Germany through a friend. I believe it to be a depiction of "Germania" in mourning. The piece is in bronze, measures 11 in. x 19 in. It weighs approximately 20 lbs.
Of interest is the damage to the face of the piece; maybe it is just my active imagination working overtime, but it looks like a bullet strike. Your thoughts? I am considering removing the modern epoxy if I can do so without altering or damaging the piece further.
As you can see from the reverse shots, it was once mounted on some type of base. Since there is no script or text on this piece, I believe it was once part of a larger memorial...perhaps a section of a paneled base?
What do you guys think...private grave marker or public memorial?