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Eve

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (southern, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Boxwood

  • Museum number:

    A.15-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 3, shelf 5

During the 17th and 18th centuries, academies for the training of sculptors and painters were set up all over Europe. Students gained knowledge from life drawing and the study of anatomy, as well as from instruction in the practical aspects of their art. Academies also formed collections of casts of celebrated classical sculptures for students to draw and study. This figure and that of Adam (inv.no. A.14-1951) may have been used for teaching figure drawing at an academy. The pose of each figure can be varied. The arms and hands are separately made and roughly attached.

Place of Origin

Germany (southern, made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Boxwood

Dimensions

Height: 33.34 cm

Object history note

Given by Dr. W. L. Hildburgh, F. S. A.

Descriptive line

Statuette, academy figure, boxwood, Eve, Southern Germany, ca. 1700

Materials

Boxwood

Categories

Sculpture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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