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Figural work of a kneeling adolescent female, singing as she holds a lyre in her left hand.

Signed

On top of base at front: PAUL MANSHIP / ROME 1912"

Marks

Foundry mark on base at right side: " [copyright symbol] ROMAN BROZE WORKS. N.Y."

Provenance

Lent by Miss Mary C. Wheelwright, Boston, Massachusetts, March 31, 1933; given in 1942.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1912

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Dimensions

32.38 x 17.34 x 13.97 cm (12 3/4 x 6 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

42.373

Medium or Technique

Bronze, dark green patina; lost wax cast; copper wire

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Sculpture