Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Rennweg 6 (3.)
(Unteres Belvedere)

Acht Musen

Eight Muses

Giovanni Stanetti
18th century

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Description

Statues of eight muses along the central axis of the Lower Belvedere Garden. Originally they were placed in front of the orangery with in the center the ninth muse Clio in a sculture group with Apollo (now placed elsewhere in the garden, and not photographed by us).

West side

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Melpomene
Muse of tragedy, with a tragic mask

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Calliope
Muse of epic poetry, with torch and book

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Euterpe
Muse of music, song and lyric, with a flute

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Thalia (?)
Muse of Comedy

East side

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Polyhymnia
Muse of hymns, with a scroll with music notation.

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Urania
Muse of astronomy, with a globe and compass

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Terpsichore
Muse of dance, with a tambourin

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Erato
Muse of love poetry, with a lute.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Erato
  • Euterpe
  • Melpomene
  • Muse
  • Polyhymnia
  • Stanetti, Giovanni
  • Terpsichore
  • Thalia
  • Urania
  • Location N 48°11'43" E 16°22'48"

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