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Erato

Artist:
After François Girardon (French, Troyes 1628–1715 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1680–1700
Culture:
French, probably Paris
Medium:
Bronze, later mounted on black marble socle
Dimensions:
Overall, with socle (weight confirmed): 17 3/8 in., 57lb. (44.1 cm, 25.855kg); Without socle (weight confirmed): 40.5lb. (18.35kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.194
Not on view
The bust, cast with rather thick walls, adapts that of the ancient Roman marble Pomona in the Uffizi, Florence. It and its mate, Bacchus (32.100.195), may represent the seasons Summer and Autumn.
Michael Friedsam (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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