No title. - Two menades  Hand-colored (black color gouache style, the menaces in water color) copper etching  Published in "Li Contorni delle Pitture antiche d'Ercolano..."  By Georg Christoph Kilian (1709-1781)  Augsburg, 1777  Original antique print , Herculaneum, Fresken

Ancient World, Fresco, Mythology, Mendes, Ercolano, Herculaneum

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No title. - Two menades

Hand-colored (black color gouache style, the menaces in water color) copper etching

Published in "Li Contorni delle Pitture antiche d'Ercolano..."

By Georg Christoph Kilian (1709-1781)

Augsburg, 1777

Original antique print 

Very pretty couple of dancing, hovering maenads from a wall fresco in Ercolano / Herculaneum

The velvety black goes to the edge of paper, allowing for wide or narrow framing.

Only minor traces of age and use.

Page size: 30 x 39 cm (ca. 11.8 x 15.3")
Keywords:
In Greek mythology, maenads ( μαϊνάδες); female followers of Dionysus; Thiasus, the god's retinue; "raving ones"; Bassarids, Bacchae; Bacchantes;

 


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