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Bacchante with Tambourine
  • Attributed to Joseph-Charles Marin (1759 - 1834)
  • Bacchante with Tambourine
  • France
  • c. 1790 (model)
    probably 1790s (casts)
  • Statuette
  • Bronze and gilt-bronze. Gilt-bronze and marble pedestal
  • Statuette, Height: 43.8 cm
    Pedestal, Height: 21.4 cm
  • S216
  • West Gallery II
Further Reading
  • Bacchantes were the female followers of Bacchus, the god of wine. This bronze, on it's green Genoa or verde antico marble pedestals, is one of a mirrored pair which combines similar poses with different attributes and facial expressions. They were no doubt intended to be placed on corner cupboards or chimneypieces – the same models are usually found as elements of three- to six-light candelabra. They have been attributed to Joseph-Charles Marin (1759-1834), a pupil of the more famous Claude Michel, called Clodion (1738-1814).