Tuesday, July 29, 2014


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



and Euripides 

wrote tragedies about Andromeda. TItian, 

Rembrandt (1650),



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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