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In Greek mythology, Medea punished her unfaithful husband by murdering their two children. Rather than portraying the horrific deed, the sculptor selected an earlier moment of high psychological drama. Wounded by infidelity, blinded by jealousy and anger, Medea contemplates the pending crime....

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Story Family, Rome; Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston; Isidore and Molly Bromfield, Milton, Mass.; Post Road Gallery, Larchmont, N.Y.; Carlos Conde III, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Gift of Friend of the Department and the Curator's Fund

about 1868–80

Object Place

Rome, Italy


Overall: 195.6 x 68.6 x 67.3 cm, 1134 kg (77 x 27 x 26 1/2 in., 2500 lb.) Mount (Rolling steel base with 3/4" thick painted wooden skirts): 31.8 x 92.4 x 108 cm (12 1/2 x 36 3/8 x 42 1/2 in.) Other (Hard poly-single wheels): 12.7 x 5.1 cm (5 x 2 in.)

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