Danaide with Bowl Greek Bonded Marble Sculpture from Italy 10HPN# 4797
According to Greek mythology, the Danaides were the fifty daughters of King Danaos of Argos, who was in conflict with his brother Aegyptos, father of fifty sons. The fifty sons went to Argos to propose marriage to the Danaides as a conciliatory gesture towards Danaos. Danaos resented his brother and ordered his daughters to murder their bridegrooms on their wedding night. They proceeded, all but one. As a result of their crimes, the Danaides were sentenced to the underworld where their unending penance was to fill pierced jugs with water.
The original of Danaide with bowl statue is in the collection of the Vatican Museum, Rome, ca. 4th century BC. Our reproduction of Danaide Filling Bowl Greek Statue is made from bonded white carrara marble, imported from Italy, black base and measures 10 in H x 4 in W x 5 in L.
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