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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