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Title: Aesred
Creator: Amateis, Edmond R., sculptor
Description: Marble statue of Aesred, the ever-transforming female from James Branch Cabell's mythical land of Poictesme. Originally belonging to James Branch Cabell, this piece is now in Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library.

The marble head was carved by Edmond R. Amateis from Greek marble that had been imported to Rome in the first century. Aesred was given to Cabell in 1927 and remained at the Cabell home on Monument Avenue until the 1970s when it was given to James Branch Cabell Library. Mrs. Cabell reported to the library the Mr. Cabell was very fond of this piece.
Citation:
Amateis, Edmond R., sculptor, “Aesred,” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed November 13, 2019, https://gallery.library.vcu.edu/items/show/79808.