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Etienne Delaune (1518-83)

A design for a ewer with the story of Apollo and Daphne c.1560-80

RCIN 913053

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Delaune made numerous meticulous designs for metalwork, among them this design for a ewer decorated with the story of Daphne. She spurned the advances of Apollo by turning into a laurel tree. Her transformation can be seen in the central medallion and in the handle, which is modelled as a woman with limbs of laurel.