• No earlier than June 1836 - No later than August 1836
  • Sculpture > Relief

Explanation

  • Mnemosyne is the mother of the muses (Jupiter being their father). She is obscured because she symbolises that which no longer exists (or is visible), and which therefore can only exist (invisibly) in memory. Her companion is little Harpocrates, the god of silence, who commands us to remain silent by placing his finger on his mouth.

Motiv / Tema