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Danaid (The Source)

Modeled 1885, enlarged 1889; carved before 1902
Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 - 1917. Carved by Jean Escoula, French, 1851 - 1911

Rodin originally modeled this despairing figure from Greek mythology, condemned to eternally carry water from a leaking jug, for The Gates of Hell, but he did not include it in the final version.

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