A pair bronze Empire sculptures

Period:
Empire
Material:
Bronze
Dimensions:
28 x 21 x 13 cm
Reference:
100-5

Price on request



A pair bronze Empire sculptures

France, circa 1800.

 

The figures depict the mythological story of Atalanta and Hippomedes.

In a race Hippomedes drops three golden apples given by Aphrodite at the feet of Atalanta.

Atalante picks up the apples and therefore loses the race.

Hippomedes as the winner may now take Atalante as his wife.

Discover more