Classic arts

In the early 1890s, when living in Meudon, Rodin began to collect ancient works of art from Egypt, Greece and Rome, then later from the Far East. Fragments of Venuses, Greek vases and Egyptian figurines in bronze invaded the spaces in which he worked and lived, replacing the rare casts after Antique statues, traditionally present in a sculptor’s studio. As Rodin’s fame grew, the many commissions he received enabled him to purchase over 6,000 works of art between 1893 and 1917.

> Assyrian Art

Fragment of a Bas-Relief: Head of a Median Tribute-Bearer

732-705 BC

> Egyptian Art

Head of a Man

Late Period, 25th-27th Dynasty (715-404 BC)

Statue of King Ptolemy III Euergetes I

Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC)

> Art of the Middle-Ages, Spain

Virgin and Child

Circa 1300, Castille

> Art étrusque


3rd-2nd century BC

> Art of the Middle-Ages, France


Mid-15th century, Bourges

> Greek Art

Attic Red-Figure Column-Krater

Circa 470 BC

Weeping Siren

2nd half of the 4th century BC

Attic Red-Figure Kalyx Krater

mid-4th century BC

Fragment of a Funerary Stele

3rd quarter of the 4th century BC