Antikes Schmuckset aus Lava, "Leda und der Schwan"

Antikes Schmuckset aus Lava,bestehend aus Ohrringen und einer Brosche. "Leda und der Schwan"

in 14K Roségold, die Ohrringe sind mit dem Porträt von Leda verziert und mit Amphoren (Vasen) behängt, 2 leicht beschädigt, der untere Teil der Ohrringe kann an der Brosche befestigt werden. die Brosche hat 2 Schwäne an der Seite des Porträts von Leda, 27.7 g.


Zustand: gut

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Artikelnummer: 1879



Archaeologists in Pompeii found in 2018 an erotic Roman fresco depicting Leda and the Swan - a Greek myth that has inspired artists for centuries.

Pompeii was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the 1st century AD.


Leda was famously seduced by Zeus when the king of the Olympian gods took the form of a swan. The result of this union, which occurred on the banks of the River Eurotas, was two eggs and four children: the twins Castor and Pollux, and Helen of Sparta (later to be Helen of Troy) and Clytemnestra. This explains why one of the twins was considered mortal and the other immortal, but some writers, notably Homer and Pindar, have the twins daily share the boon of immortality. As a climax to the story, Leda is granted immortality by Zeus and transformed into the goddess Nemesis.

The myth has led to unaccountable representations and to some of the most explicit erotic art of the classical period, for artists in Renaissance Italy in the 16th Century: it has inspired paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Tintoretto, and many other artworks.

Leda embracing a swan or holding an egg was a scene frequently represented in Greek art. A celebrated marble statue of Leda holding a swan is now on display in the Capitoline Museums of Rome.


Antikes Schmuckset aus Lava, "Leda und der Schwan"

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