Danaid (The Source)
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Carved by Jean Escoula, French, 1851 - 1911.
Rodin originally modeled this despairing figure from Greek mythology, condemned to eternally carry water from a leaking jug, for The Gates of Hell, but he did not include it in the final version. As seen in the work of Michelangelo, an artist Rodin admired enormously, Danaid seems to emerge from the block of stone itself.
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