The Rape of Ganymede

Oil on canvas | 177.2 x 188.7cm | c. 1575

Damiano Mazza

A black eagle soars into the clouds with a naked youth clutched in its talons. In Greek mythology, Jupiter was infatuated with the handsome youth Ganymede, whom he abducted in the guise of an eagle and carried away to the home of the gods, Mount Olym...
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