Penelope, wife of Ulysses, spent years weaving a shroud by day, secretly unpicking it at night and weaving it again next day while awaiting her husband's return from war. Because of this she is often seen as a symbol of fidelity. Her name is usually understood to combine the Greek words for ''weft'' and ''face''.
The Sculpture weighs 23kg or 50.7 lbs, not including the separate small light wood stand. The price includes the stand.
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
This sculpture is carved from Caen stone, a pale fine-grained limestone quarried near Caen in France. It was a popular building stone with the Normans in England, and was used for the Tower of London.
Despatched within 5 working days