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Stereoscopic Photograph (Daguerreotype) of a Sculpture or Figurine of Ariadne and the Panther, Probably French, 1850s

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Inventory Number: 72418
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1
Brief Description: Stereoscopic daguerreotype, enclosed in black tape with black mat with gold borders and curved tops. A sculpture or figurine of a classical female nude reclining on a beast, on a pedestal. No markings (except what may be the price written on the back), but probably French (the gold border being typical).
It is not possible to tell whether the subject is a large marble sculpture or a small statuette or porcelain figurine. A similar subject (but not the same) appears in the stereoscopic collodion positive 14755. Versions of the figure, representing Ariadne on a panther, though sometimes entitled Voluptuousness, were produced by various ceramic manufacturers.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscription on back: '10/'.
Provenance: Purchased from R. S. Clay in 1944. Part of the Clay Collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper
Glass
Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 174 mm

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