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Maker(s):Tryon, Dwight William
Culture:American (1849 - 1925)
Title:The Cnidian Venus
Date Made:1878
Type:Drawing
Materials:charcoal on paper
Place Made:United States
Measurements:sheet: 17 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.; 43.4975 x 29.845 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed, dated and initialed in charcoal at lower left: Paris 1878 D.W.T.
Accession Number:  SC 1916.12.2
Credit Line:Gift of Dwight W. Tryon
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
marble bust of a woman, right profile, wavy hair parted in the center and held with a band; woman; mythology

Label Text:
Between 1877 and 1879, Tryon produced a series of drawings of the Cnidian Venus, each the same size as the actual cast. There are several in the Smith collection, together with other drawings of fragments of classical sculpture.

Tags:
women; archaeology; mythology

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