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Hope you will find something interesting for your eyes. Antique German Bavaria Ersnt Bohne.Rape of Europa Europe and Bull God Zeus. Disguised as a bull, abducts the princess Europa and swims to Crete with her on his back.
Mythology informs us that Zeus was filled with love for Europa and decided to seduce her. He transformed himself into a tame white bull and mixed in with her father's herds. While Europa and her helpers were gathering flowers, she saw the bull, caressed his flanks, and eventually got onto his back.
Zeus took that opportunity and ran to the sea with her on his back, to the island of Crete. He then revealed his true identity, and Europa became the first queen of Crete. Europa was the mother of King Minos of Crete.And the Minoans became the first literate civilization in Europe. Zeus gave her many gifts and created the shape of the white bull in the stars, like a constellation. Roman mythology adopted the tale of the Raptus, also known as "The Abduction of Europa" and "The Seduction of Europa, " substituting the god Jupiter for Zeus. The Roman name for the Greek god Zeus is Jupiter. The Roman poet Ovid wrote the following depiction of Jupiter's seduction. And gradually she lost her fear, and he. Offered his breast for her virgin caresses. His horns for her to wind with chains of flowers. Until the princess dared to mount his back. Her pet bull's back, unwitting whom she rode. Then-slowly, slowly down the broad, dry beach. First in the shallow waves the great god set.
His spurious hooves then sauntered further out. Til in the open sea, he bore his prize. Fear filled her heart as, gazing back, she saw. A horn, the other lent upon his back.
Her fluttering tunic floated in the breeze. A magnificent porcelain figural group modeled as Europa and the Bull with attendants, six women figures and the Bull.The figure is in a very nice condition!! Only flaw is that there is a minor chip on 1 leaf in front, besides that no damages or broken parts. We will be happy to send additional pictures upon request. I will always wrap in bubble wrap and a strong box. Items must be in original condition and packaging.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "lamplightatsunset" and is located in this country: SE.