Bust of "Psyche"

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1849

GUSN

GUSN-68231

Description

Marble sculpture on a pedestal, composed of four pieces including two original carved circular marble disks which insert below the bust and below the pedestal. Full bust of a nude female. The head is inclined and turned slightly right with the gaze in the same direction. The hair is parted in the center and drawn back above the ears. Above the forehead the hair is held in place by a small bow ornamented with a butterfly and at the back it falls loosely over the neck from a small knot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

busts (figures)
sculpture (visual work)
marble (rock)
SculptureBustBust

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Psyche

Maker

Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873 (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

25 x 19 1/4 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.771

Places

Probably
Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy)