[Sculptural fragment - dancing Maenad in high relief]

Object Details

Title:

[Sculptural fragment - dancing Maenad in high relief]

Artist/Maker(s):

Dimitrios Constantin (Greek, active 1858 - 1860s)

Culture:

Greek

Date:

1865

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

27 x 20.2 cm (10 5/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

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Dimitrios Constantin documented a fragment of a sculptural relief showing the figure of a maenad draped in heavily stylized robes; suggesting movement, the drapery undulates over her form. In ancient Greek mythology, maenads were female devotees of the god Dionysos. Through a frenzy of dancing, drinking, and eating-usually raw flesh–the women became possessed with the god's spirit.

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999