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Leda

Artist:
Aristide Maillol (French, Banyuls-sur-Mer 1861–1944 Perpignan)
Date:
modeled 1900, cast probably ca. 1929
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
11 x 5 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. (27.9 x 14.3 x 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Vanderpoel Clark, 1967
Accession Number:
67.155.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Petrie Court Café
The title refers to the mythological seduction of Leda by Zeus in the form of a swan, but Maillol eliminated the figure of the swan and relied upon the gesture of the seated female nude alone to suggest the subject.
Signature: On left rear of base: M within a circle (Maillol's monogram)
Susan Vanderpoel Clark (until 1967; bequeathed to MMA)
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