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The Evening Shadow or  Ombra della Sera - 2nd Cent. BC.
14-MAY-2006 Andrys Basten

'The Evening Shadow' or 'Ombra della Sera' - 2nd Cent. BC.

Volterra, Italy

Re this seemingly contemporary sculpture, from the 2nd century BC, of an elongated male, Margaret Lew writes:
"'Ombra della Sera' is the name given to this sculpture by the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio who
thought it looked like the long shadow thrown by a man in the dying light of the evening sun.
It was found by a farmer plowing a field in 1879 and used as a fireplace poker until someone
recognized it as an Etruscan art masterpiece."

(Thanks, Margaret!)

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Mary Ann Campbell22-Dec-2007 06:20
Yes, and Giacometti's sculptures
Margaret Lew21-Dec-2007 21:28
What a timeless sculpture... it must have inspired Modigliani's paintings and who knows what else.
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