Orpheus Attacked by the Maenads

Enameler Suzanne de Court French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544

The object is a fragment of a watchcase cover; the image was taken from an uillustration by Bernard Salomon (ca. 1508–ca. 1561) for an edition of the Latin poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, first published in Lyon by Jean de Tournes in 1559.

Orpheus Attacked by the Maenads, Suzanne de Court (French, active 1575–1625), Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt; gilt brass, French, Limoges

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