Story of Perseus and Andromeda

early 1500s
Location: not on view
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The Greek mythological story of Perseus and Andromeda is represented here as a quest for a maiden, read from right to left in three sections. At the upper right, Andromeda has been chained to a rock by her parents, at the lower right, as a sacrifice to a dragon sent by Poseidon, god of the sea. In the center on a millefleur (floral) ground, Perseus on horseback kills the dreaded dragon. Within the castle at the left, Perseus kneels before an altar, and at the far left, he marries Andromeda.
Story of Perseus and Andromeda

Story of Perseus and Andromeda

early 1500s

Netherlands, early 16th century


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