Fresco of Perseus Releasing Andromeda

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
by Carole Raddato
published on 18 April 2024
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Fourth style fresco depicting Perseus freeing Andromeda from her chains on the rock, from the House of the Dioscuri in Pompeii, National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Andromeda, chained helplessly on the rock, a prey to pacify a sea monster sent by Poseidon to punish Cassiopeia, Andromeda's mother, who had boasted of her daughter's beauty. Perseus comes face to face with the beautiful Andromeda, immediately falls in love with her and rushes off to kill the sea monster.

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