Graceful statue at the Metropolitan Museum:
The Vine, by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 18801980)
1921; revised 1923
Bronze, 83 1/2 x 49 5/8 x 28 1/2 in. (212.1 x 126 x 72.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1927, Accession Number: 27.66

"Frishmuth often turned to dancers for her sculptural themes and employed them to pose for her with musical accompaniment. Shown stretching upward and outward in imitation of a living vine, this lyrical nude balances on tiptoe in the ecstasy of performance, a grapevine suspended in her hands." (from info card)

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