This atrocity is ugly to the extreme and nothing like the picture. I expected some variation from the reviews, but this piece of dreck is horrible. There are no curves in the statue - it is very square and flat. There are many chips and scratches. The arm is cracked and reattached. Overall, a very misleading picture. It will either be returned or thrown into the fireplace in effigy to protect others.
I am not sure how the ratings show that everyone is a satisfied customer because I have read many reviews about this piece to the contrary. I ordered "The Thinker" hoping to be one of the lucky ones to get a good one, but I didn't. The figure looks nothing like the picture and it definitely has a different wood base
I bought this as a gift and like it, even though it doesn't look anything like the picture. In the picture, it is depicted as rather narrow, but it is quite wide. The long "arm" is a completely different color (perhaps type) of wood. It looks like a big rectangle. But, I think the person I gave it to likes it.
Overall I'm pretty happy with this purchase, though it may be a bit overpriced. I bought it for a bookshelf in my living room & it really is eye-catching. There's a section on the foot that wasn't buffed, which looks odd, but I guess can be considered part of its hand-made charm. The base isn't flat, so the statute wobbles slightly.
I love my thinker statue!! When I first ordered it I was a little concerned because it seemed like customer satifaction was up in the air. Some people loved it and others were not happy at all. Since they are hand made they all come out different. I guess I was lucky because mine came out great. Mine is a bit taller then the one pictured here but it it still very good quality. I was also suprized to see is that my thinker is also flatter then the one pictured here which is good because I don't want it taking up a lot if space. There is a sticker on the bottom that tells you where it was made and what this statue represents to the African people who made it. It is trully a high quality a sophisticated piece of art and I will say it again. I am very satisfied.
I must have received the piece that was unfinished. Half of the piece is not stained and what is stained is not very dark and of poor quality. Very disappointed...and as this is one of my first real experiences shopping here I am annoyed that I now am out so much money(shipping and fees) and with nothing to show for it. Hmmm, been an online shopper for a very long time, but I guess I will stay with merchants I know and whose quality I can trust.
So far, I have purchased three of these statues, and sent two as gifts. Everyone who sees this item makes positive comments and asks where I purchased it. My friends who received them as gifts thought they were fabulous, and they are well displayed in their offices. With respect to the pose of the statue, well, it looks to me like someone deep in thought. I don't think this was conceived to be a copy of a Rodin image, and I won't hesitate to buy additional statues as gifts.