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Art Price Index: Amazons, From Myth to Reality

Result EUR56,250
Published on , by Sophie Reyssat
From the warriors of antiquity to 19th-century horsewomen, women have been fired by the same desire for freedom.
€56,250Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887), L’Amazone captive (The Captive... Art Price Index: Amazons, From Myth to Reality
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887), L’Amazone captive (The Captive Amazon), model dated c. 1868, white marble, signed "A. CARRIER", 93 x 35 x 32 cm/36.6 x 13.8 x 12.6 in.
Lyon, November 27, 2021. De Baecque et Associés auction house.
Cabinet Sculpture & Collection.
Daughters of Ares, the god of war, and the nymph Harmonia, the Amazons were imbued with an ambivalence that made them irresistible. These striking, independent women, who—legend has it—marched on Athens and took part in the Trojan War, have long inspired the imagination of artists. While Philostratus tells…
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