London, South Kensington
11 July 2001
A sculpted white marble bust of Clyte, second half 19th century
After Hiram Powers, depicted with loose drapery, emanating from downturned petals -- 28in. (71.2cm.) high; and a variegated yellow scagliola pedestal -- 48in. (121.9cm.) high (2)
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Clytie, a daughter of the King of Babylon, was spurned by Apollo the Sun god in favour of her sister Leucothea. She wasted away, and transformed into the flower bearing her name, which also turns to face the sun.
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