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Having profitably played his lyre in Weinstein’s court for a quarter of a century, the director Quentin Tarantino kept his counsel for a couple of weeks before confirming that, yes, this really is how things are done.
The scrolled feet, together with the lyre and wreath decoration, suggest to me that this lamp embraces the Arts and Crafts ideal while not quite abandoning the decorative elements of earlier pieces.
In Greek mythology, Orpheus, who reclaimed his dearest Eurydice from the underworld, played her a love song on his lyre, causing an elm grove to grow on the spot.
There’s no evidence of this maniacal lyre-playing, but historians today still debate whether Nero orchestrated the disaster.
Other paintings bring to mind a lyre and a yoke or a helmet and a trident.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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