Danaë en Zeus

An ivory plaquette with a representation of Danaë after a painting of Correggio from 1531. Danaë who was locked up by her father because the oracle of Delphi told him he would die by the hand of his grandson, is seduced by Zeus in the form of golden rain which streamed in through the roof of the chamber where she was kept. Danaë sits on a bed and catches the rain on her lap. Amor is sitting next to her. To her left are two boys, one with and the other one without wings. They symbolise divine and earthly love, Dutch, second half 17the century.

dimensions: 8.3 x 6 x 7 cm.

PeriodEarly jewellery

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