The Lady of Auxerre

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The Lady of Auxerre

Material Information

Title:
The Lady of Auxerre
Creator:
France, Paris, Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Found in a vault in the Museum of Auxerre in 1909
Style: Daedalic
Period: Greek Archaic Period
Movement: Daedalic type of oriental origin cultivated in the Greek world of the seventh century B.C
Sculpture
Genre:
picture ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The Lady of Auxerre was named after the little Museum of Auxerre, a small city in the vicinity of Paris, where, about a century ago, a Louvre curator sighted her in the vault of that museum. No documents or information of any sort were available concerning the circumstances of her arrival there. Typical, in this respect, is her wig (which could also be Egyptian) and triangular face, while her dress is of the ancient Cretan type. . The Daedalic type is characteristic rather of minor arts, almost the only type of art existing during this so-called orientalizing period of Greek art. In any case, the Auxerre lady is composed of parts which lack the unity and harmony which characterize and dominate Greek art after its emancipation.
General Note:
Inventory: 3098

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-JGC0061 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.jgc0061 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Inventory: 3098
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The Lady of Auxerre was named after the little Museum of Auxerre, a small city in the vicinity of Paris, where, about a century ago, a Louvre curator sighted her in the vault of that museum. No documents or information of any sort were available concerning the circumstances of her arrival there. Typical, in this respect, is her wig (which could also be Egyptian) and triangular face, while her dress is of the ancient Cretan type. The Daedalic type is characteristic rather of minor arts, almost the only type of art existing during this so-called orientalizing period of Greek art. In any case, the Auxerre lady is composed of parts which lack the unity and harmony which characterize and dominate Greek art after its emancipation.
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Found in a vault in the Museum of Auxerre in 1909.
653
Style: Daedalic
Period: Greek Archaic Period
Movement: Daedalic type of oriental origin cultivated in the Greek world of the seventh century B.C.
Sculpture
2 710
France, Paris, Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
1 773
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
787
Total from front center


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