• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5658

    Christie's Interiors

    5 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF 'OMPHALE'

    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER ETIENNE HENRI DUMAIGE (1830-1888)

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH BRONZE MODEL OF 'OMPHALE'
    LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER ETIENNE HENRI DUMAIGE (1830-1888)
    Depicted in classical robes, her right hand holding Hercules' club, his lion pelt draped over a pillar, inscribed 'Dumaige 1873' and '23345'
    23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) high


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    Dumaige studied under Jean Jacques Feuchère and Dumont, exhibiting at the Paris Salon from 1863-1886. The current work depicts the Lydian queen Omphale. In classical mythology Hercules became a slave to Omphale as a punishment for the slaying of his friend Iphitus.

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