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The Martyr #5

Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)


With her outstretched, contorted limbs, The Martyr could well be the quintessential form of The Gates of Hell, signifying emotional as well as physical torment. As an independent figure, she appears here in a horizontal format. Within The Gates, Rodin assigned her an upright position in the lintel, situated just to the left of The Thinker.

B. Gerald Cantor [1916-1996], Los Angeles; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1968 (68.32).

Object Information

artist
Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917)
creation date
modeled 1885, cast 1960
materials
bronze
dimensions
5 1/2 x 23 x 17 in.
accession number
68.32
credit line
Gift of B. Gerald Cantor
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945
colors