Musée d'Orsay -- Busts


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The three African busts by Charles Cordiere (1827-1905) are Norene's favorite M'O pieces (after anything by Monet).

This one, Capresse of the Colonies, is also sometimes called "African Venus". 

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Said Abdallah.  In all three busts, the fleshy parts are done in bronze and are decorated with onyx or alabaster overlays. 

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Negro of the Sudan.