Ino and the Infant Bacchus (after John Henry Foley)
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Castle Ward, County Down
Ceramic, Parian ware, Ino and the Infant Bacchus (after John Henry Foley) by Copeland. Parian figure of mother playing with infant, inscribed on back'J.H.FOLEY Sculp, COPELAND, Published May 1st 1851' Ino was the daughter of Cadmus, King of Thebes and wife of Athamas, King of Orchomenus. She and her husband took in the infant Bacchus, born of Zeus' union with Semele (who was Ino sister) whom he had killed with a thunderbolt.
Marks and inscriptions
J.H.FOLEY Sculp, COPELAND, Published May 1st 1851(on back)
Makers and roles
Copeland, manufacturer after John Henry Foley, RA (Dublin 1818 - London 1874), sculptor