1 July 1997
A carved stone figure of Orpheus
Flemish, late 17th or early 18th century
On an integrally carved plinth; Orpheus with his foot on the head of a mythical beast.
55½ in. (141 cm.) high
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J. Leeuwenberg and W. Halsema-Kubes, Beeldhouwkunst in het Rijksmuseum - catalogus, Amsterdam, 1973, pp. 266, 271, nos. 360d, 368a.
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