Lyric Muse

  • Paul Manship, Lyric Muse, 1912, bronze on marble base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.45

Luce Center Label
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.
Title
Lyric Muse
Artist
Founder
Date
1912
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
12 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (31.7 x 22 x 18.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze on marble base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure female – full length
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – poetry
  • Mythology – classical – muse
  • Performing arts – music – lute
Object Number
1965.16.45
Palette
Linked Open Data
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