Ferdinando Tacca / Bireno and Olimpia / 1640/50Ferdinando Tacca
Bireno and Olimpia

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Creator Name: Tacca, Ferdinando
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1619-1686
Creator Name-CRT: Ferdinando Tacca
Title: Bireno and Olimpia
Title Type: preferred
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1640
Creation End Date: 1650
Creation Date: 1640/50
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Creation Place: Europe,Italy,Toscana (region) ,Firenze (p
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Statuette
Materials and Techniques: Bronze with traces of red-gold lacquer
Dimensions: 14 7/8 x 15 11/16 in.(37.9 x 39.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1993.348
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Major Acquisitions Centennial Endowment; through prior gift of The George F. Harding Collection
Rights: http://www.artic.edu/aic/rights/main.rights.html
Subject Description: Depiction of a scene from Ariosto's epic poem 'Orlando Furioso,' in which Olimpia is deserted on the shores of Scotland by her lover, Duke Bireno.Sculpture, bronze statuette, with light brown patination and traces of red-gold lacquer; Olimpia, a sleeping nude female figure, and Bireno, a standing nude male figure, carrying a bundle of clothes looking back as he departs.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1993.348
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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