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Arthur B. Davies (American, Utica, New York 1862–1928 Florence)
ca. 1914–18, cast ca. 1918
7 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 in. (19.1 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Frederic Newlin Price, 1955
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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Best known as a painter, Davies collected antiquities and African wood carvings that inspired his own work in sculpture. "Nude" reveals Davies's interest in the art of classical Greece. The frontal composition, with the contour of the head and arms cut away from a supporting pillar, resembles the Praxitelean "stephanusam", a woman holding a garland.
Frederic Newlin Price, New York, until 1955
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