Degas Little Dancer Ornament

  • Degas Little Dancer Ornament
  • Degas Little Dancer Ornament
  • Degas Little Dancer Ornament
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Degas’ charming Little Dancer ornament is a lovely addition to your holiday tree or a meaningful gift for your ballerina! A perfect way to commemorate your visit to The Philadelphia Museum of Art and one of the most beloved objects in its collection. 

Degas depicted young ballet dancers--in performances, at rehearsals, or moments of exhausted rest--in numerous paintings, drawings, pastels, and monotypes. In 1878, he added sculpture to his investigation of the theme. A young dancer named Marie van Goethem posed for what would be the only sculpture that Degas exhibited in his lifetime. Originally executed in wax and shown in 1881, the work daringly incorporated real elements such as the dancer's tulle tutu and silk hair ribbon. The sculpture was cast in bronze around 1922, several years after Degas's death.

  • Figure: Resin
  • Skirt: Fabric
  • Height: 3.9”
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