|Rite of Passage premiers as Thomas Blackshear's first sculpture in his new Fine Art collection. This classic work of art captures a time-honored rite of passing knowledge and wisdom from one leader to the next generation's leader. Cast in the ancient art of lost wax casting, this bronze sculpture has hand-applied acid-etched patinas with finely painted details. It's secured to a solid black marble base with a brass title plate. A signed certificate of authenticity is enclosed.