Cast Gallery catalogue number: E006

Cast No. E006

Orpheus, with lyre, and pointed foreign hat to denote his Thracian origins, turns to look at his wife Eurydike. Hermes, in his role as Psychopompos (Guide of Souls) takes Eurydike by the hand to lead her back to the Underworld. The inscription at the top is modern and gives incorrect names to the figures.

  • Plaster cast: Height: 1.21m.
  • Copy of a marble relief.
  • The relief:
    • is a Roman version of a Greek original of the late 5th century BC.
    • is now in Paris, Musée du Louvre, Ma 854.

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