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Twelve Dancers

Maker:
Possibly by Luigi Manfredini (Italian, Bologna 1771–1840 Milan)
Date:
late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Height (each): 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.240.1–.12
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
These belong to a set of twelve relief figures that were inspired by mural paintings in the so-called Villa of Cicero at Pompeii, excavated in 1749 and again in 1763–64.
Guillaume de Gontaut-Biron, marquis de Biron , Paris (until 1914; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris , June 9–11, 1914, no. 349)
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