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Dying Achilles(Achilleas thniskon) in the gardens. Achilles gazes skywards as if to seek help from the gods; his mother Thetis was a goddess

The Dying Achilles sculpture was created in Berlin in 1884 by Ernst Herter, a famous German sculptor as specialised in in creating statues of mythological figures. The statue was acquired by Empress Elizabeth (Sissy) and became the centrepiece at the gardens of her palace Achilleion in Corfu.

Paintings and statues of Achilles are abundant, both in the main hall and in the gardens, depicting contrasting heroic and tragic scenes of the Trojan war.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5869 W: 2 N: 11770] (54698)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2017-06-00
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-20 16:32
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