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The poetess looking at an image of Phaon in her hand, the other hand resting by scrolls on the plinth on which she is seated, fronted by the clock, a lyre standing on an altar to one side, the frieze with a portrait medallion of Phaon 15in. high
Sappho, an early Greek poetess of great renown (see cat. #43), famed for her love of women, is also remembered for throwing herself into the sea from the promontory of Leucadia in desperation at her unrequited love for Phaon, a youth of great beauty. In this design the lyre celebrates her poetic achievement, her poetry represented by the scrolls beside her.
|Height||67.40 cm||(26.54 inches)|
|Width||50.80 cm||(20.00 inches)|