Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534

Orpheus, famous for taming beasts with his music, is here shown entertaining himself, his body swaying to the sound of the lira da braccio. The statue was carved for the Palazzo Corsi, Florence.

Orpheus, Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) (Italian, 1556–1619), Marble, Italian, Florence

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