Philippines - 1980-1989
Estimated Period: 1980-1989
Country of Origin: Philippines
Condition: Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
67 x 38 cm - The "signs of wear" are created by the artist, the sculpture doesn’t have any signs of wear.
This wonderful large sculpture of "The Gaper" is a beautiful work of art from the 1980s -1990s that is made out of sturdy plastic.
The sculpture has been placed in storage for years and has never been used. The “traces of wear” have been painted on by the artist, the sculpture itself has no signs of wear.
The sculpture has a very detailed design and can be placed both indoors and outdoors.
The object is in good condition.
The sculpture is 67 cm high.
The sculpture is 38 cm wide.
The sculpture weighs approximately 8 kg.
A gaper served as an advertising sign for pharmacies, to attract customers, but also as indication of the quality of the store. This sign used to be placed on the door canopy, but from the 17th century onward was more often attached to the wall outside. This was particularly common in Amsterdam (NL). The mouth of the gaper is not open to yawn, but actually to take in medication. The grimacing expression of many gapers can be explained by the bad taste of the medicine.
Statue - The Gaper
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