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Joseph-Marie-Thomas (Jef) Lambeaux (1852-1908)

Bacchante, a bust.
Period 1825-1859
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Description

Bacchante, a Bust. The Bacchantes were priestess escorts to Dionysus, the twice-born god (Bacchus), who were captured by Lycurgus but miraculously set free in Thrace. The vines entwined in the Bacchante’s hair symbolise Bacchus’ association with wine and licentiousness. Bronze, mid-brown and green patinas, signed ‘Jef Lambeaux’, 20 ¾ inches tall x 12 inches across.

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Leading Belgian figurative sculptor of the Belgian Realist School of the late 19th Century.

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