Bacchante with lowered eyes

Terracotta | 2 x 9in | 1872

Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

Commissioned by the architect Charles Garnier for the facade of the Paris Opéra, Carpeaux's monumental decorative sculpture La Danse was unveiled on July 26, 1869. The figural group, consisting of a slim central youth shaking a tambourine, with a put...
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