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Deux Bacchantes s'enlaçant: M.2-1966

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Current Location: Gallery 5


Deux Bacchantes s'enlaçant
Translated as: Two Bacchantes embracing
(Two Bacchantes embracing)


Sculptor: Rodin, Auguste
Founder: Perzinka, Léon




Bronze, cast


History note: Carfax & Co. London, March, 1899;

Legal notes

Bequeathed by G.J.F. Knowles, 1959, received 1966

Measurements and weight

Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 14.5 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France
  • Versailles ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


Late 19th-early 20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1899


Conceived before 1887 when Rodin added the group to the reliefs in the lower part of The Gates of Hell.


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rodin
  • Location: On the back outer edge of the base
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: L Perzinka/fondeur/Versailles
  • Location: On the front hand corner of the base
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1966
Primary reference Number: 13655
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1966
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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