Lladro Dancers From The Nile (Golden Re-Deco) 20 x 12.5 Limited edition of 500 units
Following Celestial balcony, this is the latest premiere piece for Lladro Gold Club members, a gold Re-Deco version inspired by the exoticism of Ancient Egypt. Dance was always one of the most common artistic manifestations in Egypt, ever since the beginning of its long history. In religious and funereal ceremonies as well as in popular festivals, Egyptians danced to the sound of music as a way of expressing their feelings. In general, dancers were professional young men and women who had been trained in the temples dedicated to the goddess Hathor, where music, singing and many other arts were also taught. It is no coincidence that in Egyptian mythology Hathor was the goddess of love, joy, dance and of musical arts.
The clothes of the two young women are inspired by ancient Egyptian depictions: sensual gowns and traditional bead necklaces, and other characteristic accessories; crowns, bracelets, anklets, etc. The dancer is performing to the music of the arghul, a traditional Egyptian double-pipe single-reed woodwind instrument.
The amount of golden luster used is worth noting. It is applied over large areas, especially the dress of the arghul player, the base of the piece and very especially on the vessel placed behind them, where the reflections produced by the luster create a beautiful effect. In addition, the combination of gloss and matte reinforces the decoration of the jewelry worn by the two young women to enhance their attire.