Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Andromeda


Table pipe on a wood plinth representing Andromeda, a princess from Greek mythology, daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, the king and queen of Ethiopia. who was chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster as a punishment for her mother's bragging. She was saved by Perseus.



Courtesy of a Private Collector

  

 Sophocles 





and Euripides 




wrote tragedies about Andromeda. TItian, 




Rembrandt (1650),




Rubens,





Delacroix 





and Gustave Doré




were among the painters who immortalized the scene.

So famous is this pose that Ernest Wante modeled and cast her in bronze as the naked Andromeda waiting for Perseus to rescue her, circa 1900.  








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