Antonfrancesco di Giovanni dello Scheggia (?) - The Rape of Helen
The two paintings were part of the decoration of a wedding chest called cassone in Italy. In the 15th century, worldly subjects were often used, drawing from the ancient history and mythology. In this case, the inspiration was found in the stories from Homer´s epic describing the Trojan wars.
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measurements: height 40 cm
width 48 cm
material: wood
technique: tempera
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inventory number: O 497
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters
from cycle: The Judgement of Paris, The Rape of Helen