Thursday, May 14, 2015

Altlas Meerschaum Pipe


Atlas, in Greek mythology, son of the nymph Clymene and Titan Lapetus,




 brother of Prometheus 

 
Prometheus, relief from the Temple of Aphrodite at Aphrodisias


fought with the Titans in the war against the Olympic deities.


Farnese Atlas (National Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy)


As punishment, he was condemned to bear forever the heavens on his back. 


Courtesy Private Collection

8.5" l., 3.5" h. 


Courtesy Private Collection



(Courtesy of a Private Collection)



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