Fragment of a terracotta sculpture depicting Caliope. The figure is shown standing. Visible attributes of Caliope on the base the inscription Caliope Poesia Erotica
Calliope (“beautiful voice”) is described as a young girl with a majestic air, her forehead surrounded by a golden crown which indicates her supremacy over the other Muses, according to Hesiod.
Calliope was often depicted in art as a figure holding a tablet and stylus, as if preparing to write the next great epic poem.
France XIX century
Larger: 21,6 inch (55 cm)
Hauteur: 32,2 inch (82 cm)
Profondeur: 17,3 inch (44cm)