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Kneeling Fauness

Modeled c. 1887; cast 1900
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Cast made by F. Rudier, Paris

This figure originated in Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, where it was one of a group of half-human, half-animal creatures from Greek mythology. Rodin portrays the form of a fauness (half goat), but he does not include its hindquarters here as he does in his other mythological works. The only evidence of the animal is in the rough-hewn lines of the face, which contrast sharply with the smoothness of the body.

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