La bacchante
La bacchante
La bacchante
La bacchante
La bacchante
La bacchante

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A bacchante is a female follower of Bacchus, the god of wine. Here she is seen treading grapes and holding bunches above her head. This sculpture was originally made as a plaster model in 1907, after which ten bronzes were cast (this version was the last to be cast). Bourdelle worked as an assistant in Auguste Rodin's studio until 1908.

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La bacchante






H 83 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, 1964

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Signature/marks description

verso: Bourdelle / 1909


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