Attributed to Antonio Lombardo (Italian, 1458–1516). Eurydice, ca. 1510–16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.737) | This relief evokes the love between the classical scholar Gaspare Fantuzzi (ca. 1465/70–1536) and his wife Dorotea Castelli, who were both members of patrician families in Bologna and were married in 1502.
Sleeping Muse, Bronze. 1910. Constantin Brancusi / Here, the languor of the ovoid shape responding to gravity suggests the heaviness of sleep. The sleeping head, one of Brancusi's first thematic cycles, occupied the artist for almost twenty years.