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Affortunato Gori
ACTIVE 1895-1925
ITALIAN
ECHO
signed: A. Gori Firenze
white marble, with a green marble column
figure: 98cm., 38½in.
column: 80cm., 31 1/2 in. 
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Affortunato Gori’s marble carving of the nymph Echo is a beautiful example of the artist’s love of sculpting the female formThe whimsical pose and mythological subject matter were prevalent features in 19th century figurative sculpture. The soft feminine curves and the fabric clinging to the nymph’s figure are exquisitely carved. As the myth is told, Echo had her voice taken from her by Zeus’s jealous wife Hera, and as a punishment she was only able to repeat the words of others. This resulted in her greatest desire, the handsome Narcissus, rejecting her. Heartbroken from a love she never knew, the beautiful Echo is said to roam and forever haunt the earth with her reverberating voice, a tale wonderfully captured in this elegant sculpture.  

十九及二十世紀雕塑

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