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Seated Muse
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Seated Muse

s XVII - XVIII century. Marble.
Escalera Noroeste E1

This sculpture depicts one of Zeus’s nine daughters, considered in Greek mythology to protect and inspire the arts and sciences, including poetry, music, comedy, tragedy, dance and history. This Muse lacks the attributes she originally held, making it impossible to identify her.

Technical data

Inventory number
Seated Muse
s XVII - XVIII century
Height: 90 cm; Width: 52 cm; Base/bottom: 60 cm
royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 163.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 155, n.211.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 151.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 150.

Coppel, Rosario, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 450.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Escultura, 1857. Núm. 495.
495. Fragmento de marmol Griego de una Musa sentada sin cabeza ni un brazo. / Alto 3 pies, 4 pulg.

Location +

Escalera Noroeste E1 (On Display)

Update date: 10-05-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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