Head of Orpheus

Here’s my interpretation of the Head of Orpheus, Phrygian cap and all. There are a great many treatments by artists and sculptors of this theme, and I guess there always will be, since the singing head stands, at least in part, for the continuation of the voice expressed through art, and this theme (along with all the tragedy) will always be of interest.

Orpheus and Lyre: Silver, amethyst.

Orpheus and Lyre: Silver, amethyst.

I based the frame on a renaissance engraving of a rather fanciful lyre. The amethyst is simply to complete and balance the design.

Actual size:

Orpheus and Lyre: Silver, amethyst.

Orpheus and Lyre: Silver, amethyst.

 

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