Inscribed on front of base: A Mon AMI / R MArX / Rodin

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917

Made in France, Europe

Modeled 1885; carved 1886


11 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 9 inches (29.8 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Rodin Museum

* Rodin Museum, North Gallery

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929

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In Greek mythology Andromeda is offered as a sacrifice to a sea monster in order to save her father’s kingdom. Chained to a rock to await her fate, she is saved by Perseus, who at first mistakes her for a marble statue. The Rodin Museum owns the first marble version of this subject, made for the French art critic Roger Marx (1859–1913).

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