Lady's Hand and Flowers


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

This marble sculpture of a diminutive female hand delicately resting on a bouquet of flowers was likely produced during the mid-nineteenth century, when carvings and casts of fragmentary parts of the human anatomy were popular. Although rendered with a neoclassical sense of idealization, hand sculptures were often personal and sentimental tributes.

Lady's Hand and Flowers, Marble, American

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