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Fallen Caryatid Carrying an Urn

Artist:
Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon)
Date:
1883
Culture:
French
Medium:
Cast terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 16 × 10 × 10 3/8 in. (40.6 × 25.4 × 26.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas F. Ryan, 1910
Accession Number:
12.13.2
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.
Signature: Signed: A. Rodin
Thomas Fortune Ryan (until 1910; to MMA)
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