Degas Little Dancer Ornament


This miniature ornament celebrates The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, the beloved figure by Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). Hang her on your tree—or display her all year long.

When the original sculpture was first shown in 1881 at the 6th Impressionist exhibition, the striking portrait of Marie van Goethen was dressed in a fabric tutu, ballet slippers, and a wig of human hair tied in a satin bow. The 1922 cast-bronze edition in The Met collection re-creates the young dancer’s jaunty pose.