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Hebe and Ganymede

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Crawford was described as "the most modern and the most Greek of sculptors." Here, he represented Hebe, cupbearer to the gods, relinquishing her office. She passes a pitcher (in the form of a Greek lekythos) to her successor, the shepherd Ganymede, who already holds her cup. Crawford's studio in...

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Provenance

Charles C. Perkins, Boston

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

about 1851; modeled 1842

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 175.3 x 81.3 x 52.1 cm, 1088.6 kg (69 x 32 x 20 1/2 in., 2400 lb.) Mount (Rolling steel pedestal with 3/4" thick painted plywood skirts): 78.7 x 99.1 x 114.3 cm (31 x 39 x 45 in.) Mount (Rear locking-soft rubber wheels ): 12.7 x 6.4 cm (5 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

76.702

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture