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Melpomene, Muse of tragedy. Marble, Roman artwork from the 2nd century CE.

MELPOMENE  The goddess muse of tragedy plays.

Melpomene {Muse of tragedy} "she who is melodious"

Let loose, for the natural currents shall pull you safely through the gates. Float simply.

Terracotta statuette of an actor Period: Late Classical Date: late 5th–early 4th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm) Classification: Terracottas Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913 Accession Number: 13.225.16

Melpomene: Opposite from Thalia, Muse Melpomene was the protector of Tragedy; she invented tragedy, rhetoric speech and Melos. She was depicted holding a tragedy mask and usually bearing a bat.

Terracotta statuette of an actor,late classical,5th century BC Greek

Terracotta statuette of an actor,late classical.late 5th century Greek

Herm, small terracotte from Crete 700-400 BC