Thursday, February 25, 2010

Perseus and the Minotaur

The strike is over (for now) and the museums open again - I celebrated by going to the Classical and Hellenistic exhibition.

This is the Roman copy of a early Classical group by Myron that once stood on the acropolis, showing Theseus slaying the Minotaur (the later seen here). I must admit that I've wanted to post this piece for quite some time, but it has not been possible as I lacked dating and provenance.

Detail of a fourth century bronze piece, probably Perseus or Paris. The statue has been presented here earlier on.

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