Rape of Europa Europe and Bull God Zeus Bas Relief Ceramic Wall Décor

55,45

In Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess of Argive Greek origin, and the mother of King Minos of Crete. The continent of Europe is named after her. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a bull was a Cretan story; as classicist Károly Kerényi points out, “most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa.

Europa’s earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century BC. Another early reference to her is in a fragment of the Hesiodic Catalogue of Women, discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The earliest vase-painting securely identifiable as Europa dates from the mid-7th century BC.

Dimensions (approximately):

Diameter: 32 cm (12.6 inches)

Net Weight: 1,48 kg (3.26 lb)

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Rape of Europa Europe and Bull God Zeus Bas Relief Ceramic Wall Décor

55,45

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