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Canosan Pottery figure representing Leda riding a swan, 400-300 B.C

Canosan Pottery figure representing Leda riding a swan, 400-300 B.C


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1443502

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Leda is the wife of Tyndarus, king of Sparta, who according to legend, after having relations with him, while walking along the river Eurotas, Zeus turned into a swan seduced her and had relations with her. From these relations arose 4 children, two of the mortal husband, Tyndarus and two of the god Zeus. It is a motif rarely depic. Measurements: 23 cm
Conditions: Good condition
Provenance: Collection of W. Rosenbaum, Ascona/ Baidun fine Antiquities, 2014 Attached thermoluminescence test (TL)