Terpsichore Lyran (Muse of Lyric Poetry) (Q60780833)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Antonio Canova (Q5547)
collection: Cleveland Museum of Art (Q657415)
depicts: Terpsichore (Q104042) lyre (Q201129) Caduceus (Q238577)
instance of: sculpture (Q860861) item of collection or exhibition (Q18593264)

catalog URL: https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1968.212

information from the Cleveland Museum of Art catalog

description: ("In Greek mythology, Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses, or goddesses of creative inspiration. The lyre, the Greek inscription on the short column, and the caduceus (entwined snakes) on the side identify the figure as Terpsichore Lyran, muse of lyric poetry. This sculpture began with a commission from Napoleon's brother, Lucien, for an idealized portrait of his wife, Alexandrine. Antonio Canova made this version for a British aristocrat and exhibited it in 1817 at the Royal Academy in London to great acclaim.",)

Connect with Wikidata