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Boreas Abducting Orithyia

Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)


Boreas, god of the cold north wind, failed to win the beautiful Orithyia with gentleness. Driven into a stormy mood, he swept down and abducted her. Like its pendant, Pluto Abducting Proserpine, this bronze is a smaller version of a sculpture made for the gardens of Versailles, outside Paris.

Object Information

artist
Antoine Coysevox (French, 1640-1720)
creation date
about 1675-1700
materials
bronze
dimensions
H: 42 in.
accession number
74.674
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. August Hardee
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors