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Also the boskets were decorated with statues by Christian Willhelm Beyer and Johann Baptist Hagenauer.


Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, the most famous singer in Greece and son of Apollo and the Muse Calliope. On the day of their wedding, Eurydice, fleeing from the unwanted advances of Aristheus, trod on a poisonous snake and died from its bite.

Eurydice is portrayed attempting to free her foot from the snake’s jaws while looking round anxiously towards her pursuer. Orpheus subsequently made a vain attempt to liberate her from the Underworld.

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Eurydike © Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H. / Alexander Eugen Koller

Eurydike. Sculpture designed by Wilhelm Beyer, 1779. Sterzing marble

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