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This bust and its mate (31.100.194)—one crowned with vines, the other with roses—may signify two of the seasons. Their substantial Baroque classicism typifies sculpture made for Louis XIV about 1675.

Credit: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931

c. 1680-1700
Bronze, later mounted on black marble socle
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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