Antique Terracotta Sculpture of Greek Muse

$4,600.00
Quantity available: 1

Our beautiful sculpture in terracotta, set upon round plinth of variegated red marble, depicts a seated Greek muse, Erato Terpsichore, or possibly Calliope.  It dates from the nineteenth century and is apparently unsigned. Meaures: 23 x 13 x 11 in; 58 x 33 x 28 cm.  In very good condition for its age, with rubbing wear, scratches and surface dirt. May have other damages and restorations.

Erato was the muse of lyrica poetry and is normally depicted holding a lyre as with our sculpture.  Terpsichore was the muse of choral lyric and dancing, normally depicted in dance and sometimes with a lyre in hand.  Calliope (Kalliope) was the oldest of the muses, the goddess of epic poetry, music song and dance, normally depicted with tablet and stylus in hand, but originally depicted often with a lyre.

Item Details

Reference #:
ha-2563
Quantity
1
Category
Art
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
13.00 x 23.00 x 11.00
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
terracotta