Roman Greek Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes Figure Sculptural Wall frieze plaque Fragment www.Neo-Mfg.com
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Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes.
Relief. Roman copy of the augustan age from a Greek original of the second half of 5th cent. BCE by Alcamenes, disciple of Phidias.
Naples, National Archaeological Museum
Orpheus and Eurydice. Sculpture of the V century b.C. of the school of Phidias. This admirable relievo illustrates the supreme moment of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Owing to the sweet charm of his divine voice, Orpheus pleads with Pluto to restore his lost bride. Pluto grants his prayer on condition that he must not look at Eurydice during the passage from Hades to Earth. The thracian singer unable to resist the temptation glances at hia lovely wife. Zeus immediately forced Hermes to retake her back to the infernal regions. This scene of the second, unrepairable separation is full of great and desolated sadness
Orpheus and Eurydice bidding each other farewell in the presence of Hermes the psychopomp, conductor of souls to the other world.
On the right, Orpheus, the Thracian shepherd who invented music, holds in his left hand the lyre with which he charmed animals and the gods of the underworld.
In the middle, Eurydice, his wife, wears a peplos (garment fastened at the shoulders) and she has just unveiled her face, as is proper for a wife.
Hermes, the god-messenger, wears a petasos (broad-rimmed hat worn by travellers) hanging down at the back of his neck, a chitoniskos (a short tunic) and a chlamys (short woollen cloak).
The scene is one of great emotional restraint – the subtlety of the entwined hands speaks of immense suffering – and represents the moment when, after a short while of being reunited, Orpheus is about to lose his beloved wife again for having looked back at her despite being forbidden to do so.
LAST PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL PIECE IN THE MUSEUM. Shown as reference only
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