Orpheus

Dublin Core

Title

Orpheus

Subject

Orpheus

Description

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.

Creator

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

Date

1600-01-01/1601-12-31

Date Available

1600–1601

Provenance

Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
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Carved for the Palazzo Corsi, Florence.commissioned by Jacopo di Giovanni Corsi (1601–d. 1602) ; his brother, Bardo di Giovanni Corsi (1602–d. 1625) ; descended in the Corsi Family , in the same location, until ca. 1824 ; Joseph Spiradon ; [ Jacques Seligmann and Co. , New York] ; George and Florence Blumenthal (by 1926, until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until d. 1941; his gift to MMA)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture
marble

Physical Dimensions

Overall (confirmed): 77 1/8 x 38 x 23 7/8 in. (195.9 x 96.5 x 60.6 cm) Overall (historic dimensions, superceded): 76 1/2 in. (194.3 cm)

Files

Citation

Cristoforo Stati (Cristofano da Bracciano) (Italian, 1556–1619), “Orpheus,” Mapping Mythology: A Digital Collection of Classical Mythology in Post-Antique Art, accessed May 23, 2018, http://mappingmythology.com/items/show/68.