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Perseus Rescuing Andromeda from the Sea Monster | Roman Fresco C1st BC

F47.4 PERSEUS & ANDROMEDA

Museum Collection:  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Fresco, Imperial Roman
Context: Mythology Room, Imperial Villa at Boscotrecase
Date: Late C1st BC
Period: Imperial Roman

SUMMARY

Perseus swoops down to with sword raised to rescue the chained princess Andromeda who is offered as a sacrifice to a sea dragon. On the right Perseus greets the Aithiopian king Kepheus in his palace.

ARTICLESPerseus, Ketos Aithiopios

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