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Maenads in a Wood

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Large scale plaster sculpture depicting in high relief the death of Orpheus. Placed against a wooded setting, a dozen nymphs in a triangular configuration dance in revelry before a depression. Most of the voluptuous, twisting figures are presented nude, although some are partially covered with...

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Inscription

Signed: Gve Dore

Provenance

Collection of Dr. Bibring, Le Mesnil le-Roi, France. By 1994, Samuel Clapp, Fiduciary Trust Company Limited, Bahamas; 1994, sold by Clapp to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 22, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gardner in honor of Perry Townsend Rathbone and European Decorative Arts and Scultpure Curator's Fund

French, 19th century, 1879

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall Height: 47 1/4 in. (120 cm); Width: 77 3/16 in. (196.1 cm); Depth: 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)

Accession Number

1994.192

Medium or Technique

Plaster

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture