Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

In the past few days, we visited three museums that we’d never been to before, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that two of the three museums both have a copy of one of our favorite sculptures at the MFA! Turns out, there are a lot of copies of this sculpture and it was delightful to run in to two of them, two days in a row, in two different cities.

Just for fun, here’s a list of all of the versions of Randolph Rogers’ Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii that I’ve seen so far:

Nydia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

Nydia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: (photo taken in 2012)


at the Princeton University Art Museum
(photos taken in 2016):

at the New Britain Museum of Art
(photos taken in 2016):

at the Chicago Art Institute
(photo taken in 2017):


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