TURA, Cosmè
(b. ca. 1430, Ferrara, d. 1495, Ferrara)


Panel, 118 x 81 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

This panel belonged to a cycle representing the nine Muses, which was commissioned by the rulers of Ferrara, Lionello and Borso d'Este for the decoration of the 'studiolo' in the Palazzo di Belfiore near Ferrara. Five other panels from the cycle are in museums in Ferrara, Berlin, Budapest.

Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses of ancient Greece. She is the Muse of dancing and the dramatic chorus, and later of lyric poetry (and in even later versions, of flute playing).

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