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Hecuba

Artist

Reuben Nakian

Description:

Hecuba was a queen of the ancient city of Troy. Legend tells that she was transformed into a dog because of her association with the fall of that city. In this sculpture Nakian's treatment of the materials creates an expressive sculpture that captures the moment of Hecuba's transformation. The bronze... Read more

Hecuba was a queen of the ancient city of Troy. Legend tells that she was transformed into a dog because of her association with the fall of that city. In this sculpture Nakian's treatment of the materials creates an expressive sculpture that captures the moment of Hecuba's transformation. The bronze cast clearly reveals the impressions of the modeling material, cloth and wire used to make the work.

Dates

Made: 1960

Additional Notes

Abstract form created by draping metal with a rough surface which suggests cloth.

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Address:

Federal Reserve Plaza, 5th and Main Streets
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Materials

Bronze cast

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