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Lyric Muse

1912 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Roman Bronze Works (Founder) bronze on marble base 12 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (31.7 x 22 x 18.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.45 Not currently on view


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Lyric Muse is a sculpture of Erato, the mythical Muse of poetry, mime, and hymns. The Greek word erato means "lovely" or "passionate," and the Muse was thought to inspire romantic poems and songs. Manship modeled the figure in her traditional pose of playing a lyre and singing.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - poetry

Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Mythology - classical - muse

Performing arts - music - lute

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

cast

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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