studies for Moloch and Astarte

Studies for Pagan Gods

In Sargent’s oil sketches for the Pagan Gods ceiling panel, the disposition of Neith’s body—toes touching on the west side of the span and fingertips on the east—can be seen.

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Left: Study for Moloch, 1892–93
Oil and graphite on canvas, 212.7 x 113.4 cm
Right: Study for Astarte, 1892–93
Oil and graphite on canvas, 200.7 x 102.9 cm
Boston Public Library
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