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Judgement of Paris
  • Alois Petrak, artist
    born: Kunžak, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) ; died: Jindrichuv Hradec, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • Judgement of Paris, circa 1800s
  • Where object was made: Austria-Hungary (present-day Austria)
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: circle 35 x 35 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 97 x 70 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: circle 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 3 13/16 x 2 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1977.0048

Three nude female figures (identified as Aphrodite, Athena, and Artemis) stand, adorned with flowing draperies. A male figure in the lower right is sleeping in armor (identified as Paris). Another male figure (identified as Zeus?) stands above the sleeping male, holding the golden apple in his left hand and touching Paris with his right.