Nessus Abducting Dejanira

Sardonyx, mounted in gold as a pendant | 4.9 x 5.7cm | c. 1815-25

Unknown Artist

The centaur Nessus, midstream, is carrying the protesting Deianira, wife of Hercules, at the very moment that Hercules, standing on the riverbank facing them, fires the arrow that will kill him. Girometti repeated a relief by the Danish Neoclassical ...
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