Cybele, large model (Cybèle, grand modèle)
Rodin famously modeled his work in clay or plaster, and then a team of fabricators would translate his impressionistic, handworked surfaces to the bronze casts or carved marble editions. This process allowed the same figure to appear in a variety of scales, materials, and even figural groupings. When first exhibited, this Cybele was critiqued for its monumental scale, sketchlike execution, and missing limbs and head, all elements that are now considered to contribute to its enigmatic quality.
- Artist: Auguste Rodin, French, 1840-1917
- Cast By: Fonderie de Coubertin, Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuses
- Medium: Bronze
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1905; cast 1981
- Dimensions: 64 3/8 x 30 1/4 x 46 5/8 in., 610 lb. (163.5 x 76.8 x 118.4 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Back, lower edge of base, foundry stamp: "F*C" Back, lower edge of base: "© by Musée Rodin 1981"
- Signature: Front, at feet: "A. Rodin"
- Inscriptions: At feet: "No 1"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 85.172
- Edition: 1/12
- Credit Line: Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Auguste Rodin (French, 1840-1917). Cybele, large model (Cybèle, grand modèle), 1905; cast 1981. Bronze, 64 3/8 x 30 1/4 x 46 5/8 in., 610 lb. (163.5 x 76.8 x 118.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, 85.172. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)