Opaline: Bronze Sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

11.24.2009

Bronze Sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Any of these bronze sculptures would add a focal point -- and a major dose of sophistication -- to a home. We've coveted the Goddess Uma sculpture for more than decade now, which means we really ought to just splurge for it. It's from a master mold of a 9th—10th century Nepalese original.

The dancers are reproductions cast from molds by Edgar Degas (French, 1834—1917) in the Museum's collection. The top is called the Spanish Dance and the bottom image is just known as the Dancer. The Medici horse was made by Giovanni Bologna (Italian, 1527—1608) and experts believe that it was cast in the workshop of sculptor Giovanni Susini.
@ Metropolitan Museum of Art, from $325-$450

2 comments:

Tom & Kathy Clark said...

I did a blog search on French opaline and your bog came up, however I didn't see the link to your opaline. Is there another place to look. Nice looking blog however.

I have a very nice piece of blue opaline on my page and was looking for more examples.

thanks,
kathy

Su said...

Hi Kathy,

If you mean an image of any opal on our header, I'd say try Google another image search or an online photostock company that sells digital images. They usually have tons of options and pictures available.

If you're looking for a source to buy real opals, I'd try Google again. This site directs readers looking for home design ideas, but we don't sell any products -- opals or otherwise -- ourselves.
Good luck with your search!

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