Ophelia

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Object Name: 
Reclining Female Figure
Title: 
Ophelia
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
82.3.56
Dimensions: 
H: 6.7 cm, L: 17.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1908-1914
Credit Line: 
Anonymous gift
Web Description: 
Made as a paperweight, this small sculpture most likely represents the tragic Shakespearian character Ophelia. Ophelia’s madness and her subsequent drowning are depicted in paintings and sculptures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Provenance: 
Anonymous Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Milky white, green and brown glasses; pate-de-verre, cast. Nude female figure with straight, long brownish hair, lying on her right side with legs bent at knees, on irregular green base; signed on bottom of base "DAUM/=/NANCY".
Recent Important Acquisitions, 25 (1983) illustrated, p. 270, #42; BIB# AI98084