It is considered one of the most unique pieces by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1814-1917). The artist used a female terracotta bust as a starting point and recreated it with plaster, clay, paper pulp, wax and nails. The hair is covered with various types of wax, which produce several yellowish tones. The skin is impregnated with small nails, producing a pigmentation effect.
This impressively realistic work, made in 1894, depicts a young female fast asleep, in a pose that reminiscent of Meditation.