07 March 2010

feet of a dancing maenad

feet of a dancing maenad from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Update: and check here for Lisa's photo of the whole statue

2 comments:

Ms. Baker said...

And you can tell she's dancing, which is amazing to me, given that it's carved in stone.
She seems to be wearing shoes of some sort, but they don't seem to be attached in any way.

pjwv said...

It's the draperies.
I think if you look very closely you can see a loop around her big toe, which is how the sandals are attached -- the link in the entry will bring you to the Metropolitan Museum's entry on this statue, and you can zoom their picture to check. Or I could do that, when I'm in a place where I can do that.