La Petite Danseuse Earrings

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La Petite Danseuse Earrings
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About the Sculpture:

Degas depicted young ballet dancers - in performances, at rehearsals, or at moments of exhausted rest - in numerous paintings, drawings, pastels, and monotypes. In 1878, he added sculpture to his investigation of the theme. A young dancer named Marie van Goethem posed for what would be the only sculpture that Degas exhibited in his lifetime. Originally executed in wax and shown in 1881, the work daringly incorporated real elements such as the dancer's tulle tutu and silk hair ribbon. The sculpture was cast in bronze around 1922, several years after Degas's death.

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Inspired by Edgar Degas' iconic La Petite Danseuse, these charming earrings are the perfect accessory for any art enthusiast.
  • By Museum Reproductions Inc 
  • Gilded Brass
  • 1 1/2" x 1/4"
  • Pierced, with hook posts
  • Made in USA
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