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Leda and the Swan

Today I propose another news from Pompeii. The fresco depicting the sensual embrace is found in the house that takes its name from him. The Casa di Leda (V.6.12), also known as the House with paintings by Priapo, Leda and Narciso, was partially excavated in c.1902, 1905-1908, limited to the facade.
Further excavations were carried out in 2018-9, during the safety measures and consolidation of the excavation fronts. The house takes its name from the refined fresco in a cubicle. The scene, full of sensuality, represents the joining between Jupiter, transformed into a swan, and Leda, wife of Tindaro king of Sparta. From the double embrace, first with Jupiter and then with Tindaro, the twins Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri), Elena - future wife of Menelaus king of Sparta and cause of the Trojan war - and Clytemnestra, then married ( and assassin) of Agamemnon king of Argos and brother of Menelaus.
In the entrance corridor, guests were welcomed by the vigorous and auspicious image of Priapus, in analogy with that of the nearby House of the Vettii. SEE WS

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20452 W: 130 N: 43052] (225818)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2022-09-15
  • Exposition: 1/21 secondes
  • Versions: version originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-10-03 4:39
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