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Perseus and Andromeda
  • Austria
  • Perseus and Andromeda, circa 1775
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34.7 x 19.3 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, C7
  • 1955.0084
Label Text

A white sculpture depicting a scene in Greek mythology. Man (Perseus) at LL wears a helmet, holds a shield and uses his sword to slay a sea monster. Sea monster has large ears, scales, and wings. Woman (Andromeda) at TC is nude and chained to a cliff. Small winged figure at CR near feet of woman.