Thursday, May 14, 2015

Altlas Meerschaum Pipe

Atlas, in Greek mythology, son of the nymph Clymene and Titan Lapetus,

 brother of Prometheus 

Prometheus, relief from the Temple of Aphrodite at Aphrodisias

fought with the Titans in the war against the Olympic deities.

Farnese Atlas (National Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy)

As punishment, he was condemned to bear forever the heavens on his back. 

Courtesy Private Collection

8.5" l., 3.5" h. 

Courtesy Private Collection

(Courtesy of a Private Collection)

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