Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, model executed ca. 1880, cast 1922. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.370)
"Young Woman with Ibis," (c. 1860-62) Edgar Degas. A strange & enigmatic work by Edgar Degas that hints at mystical undercurrents and hidden meaning. An abstracted woman leans against the terrace of a distant, Muslim city, flanked by 2 scarlet ibises. In Egypt, the ibis was associated with Thoth, the god of writing, scribes and wisdom; it is also a symbol of fertility, and a ward against snakes. This piece was discovered upon Degas's death & never exhibited during his lifetime.