Fallen Caryatid Carrying an Urn

Auguste Rodin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 800

To preserve and multiply his original compositions, Rodin molded and cast reproductions of them in plaster and, less frequently, terracotta. This work was made from sheets of wet clay that had been pressed into molds and then fired. Although broken and repaired long ago, it is a precious record of Rodin’s expansive artistic production. The popular composition was replicated in various sizes and media.

Fallen Caryatid Carrying an Urn, Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Cast terracotta, French

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