Join us for a panel discussion of the current technical study of the Orpheus Relief with Mark Abbe, assistant professor of ancient art; Tina Salguero, assistant professor of chemistry; and Jeff Speakman, associate director of the Center for Applied Isotope Studies.
The Orpheus Relief Project involves the public exhibition and interdisciplinary study of an important but little-known ancient marble relief sculpture with vestiges of ancient painting. The youthful figure of Hermes, the Greek messenger god, survives from a larger, three-figured composition depicting the god escorting Eurydice to the Underworld during her final parting from Orpheus. This larger composition, known as the Orpheus Relief, is one of the most celebrated examples of Greek sculpture from the High Classical period, ca. 450-400 B.C.
Research may be tracked at the blog http://orpheusrelief.wordpress.com/.
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