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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of three-figured relief depicting Hermes, Orpheus, and Eurydice
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Place Made:Europe; Greece
Measurements:overall: 48 x 36 x 5 in.; 121.92 x 91.44 x 12.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1903.155.B.OIV
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Martin L. D'Ooge
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a marble original dating to the Classical Period, ca. 420-410 BCE. This relief, sculpted shortly after the construction of the Parthenon, demonstrates the pervasive influence of that structure in the stances of its subjects. On the far right, Orpheus, identified by the lyre held in his right hand, leads Eurydice, in the center, back from the underworld. Hermes, playing his role as the patron of travel as evidenced by the hat hanging on his back, looks on from the far left.Three standing figures: central figure is a women, two flanking figures are male.:

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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