Ganymede and the eagle.
Marble. 2nd century CE.
Inv. No. 1376.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XIII. 4
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti)
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
A sculpture group from the 2nd century A. D. depicting the Shepherd Ganymedes
, famous for his beauty, with the eagle
sent by Zeus to abduct him so he could become cupbearer to the gods.
© 2007. Photo, text: Pomella A. «Vatican Museums». Edizioni Musei Vaticani. P. 86.
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