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Two Priestesses of Apollo
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Two Priestesses of Apollo


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Description One priestess is seated on a bench, her upper body sharply twisted to the left, as she plays a large lyre resting on the bench. The other stands in the right background, grasping a coiled serpent with open jaws. A large buckler rests on the ground in front. The source of the design may possibly have been a drawing or a painting inspired by a Roman mural rediscovered in the "grotte" of Rome.
Provenance Sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, April 21, 1902 (?); Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902 (?), by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902 (?)

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Period
ca. 1540-1550 (Renaissance)
Medium
painted enamels on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.139
Measurements
H: 1 5/8 x W: 1 5/16 in. (4.2 x 3.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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