Inspired by the original statue created by French sculptor Auguste Rodin, his most famous work the Thinker was commissioned by the Musee de Arts Decoratifs as part of a huge monument entitled The Gates of Hell. Rodin's deep thinker pondering humanity is instantly recognizable the world over as a tribute to heroic labors. Our version preforms a double duty as bookends and serving as functional art while giving literary support to your favorite books. Hand-crafted in heavyweight foundry cast iron exclusively for Design Toscano, then hand painted in a rich faux bronze and distressed just enough to replicate a true antique. Signed by Rodin, this pair of heavyweight bookends will command attention, add interest and character to any room, shelf, or credenza. Each 4"Wx3"Dx6"H. 4 lbs.