Alexandra Kapogianni-Beth

Minotaurus

The Minotaur, according to Greek mythology, was a beast with a man's body and the head and tail of a bull. The ancient Greek god of the seas, Poseidon, had sent to the king of Crete, Minos, a white bull to be given as a sacrifice to please Poseidon himself. When the king kept the white animal as his own and sacrificed another bull, Poseidon punished him by instigating his wife, Pasiphae, to fall in love with the animal, to sleep with it and finally to give birth to the Minotaur.

The "Minotaur" is cast in bronze and fixed to a pedestal which itself is a residue of the bronze casting process.

Factsheet

Dimensions
35cm, 15cm, 11cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight
3kg
Year
2019
Material
Bronze
Style
Figurative
Theme
Figurative
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