Zeus Releases Ganymede


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In the original myth, Zeus took the form of an eagle to kidnap Ganymede, and carried him off to Olympus to serve as his cup-bearer. The only unusual aspect of the myth is that Zeus’ victim was a boy rather than a girl. In my version, Zeus experiences pangs of conscience and releases his victim before anything untoward takes place.

This piece has some small firing cracks, at Ganymede’s knee and shoulder. These are not unusual in complex pieces made with porcelain!

Approximately 30cm high, and 25cm in diameter.