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Parian figure of Ariadne - 1867

Parian figure of Ariadne, © Wedgwood Museum
    Parian figure of Ariadne
    © Wedgwood Museum

Ariadne. Parian 1867

Ariadne. Parian 1867 Ariadne according to mythology was the daughter of King Minos of Crete and is most famed for her part in the story of Theseus and the Minotaur in which she helps Theseus to defeat the monster by equipping him with a weapon and the rope for finding his way out of the labyrinth. During her life she also becomes the bride of Dionysus and is eventually, according to some versions, taken to Olympus by Dionysus to become a god. Ariadne represents a well known part of the classical legends and myths that were so popular in the 18th century along with other aspects of Greek and Roman learning.

  • Type of object: Portraits and figures/figurine
  • Mark: (unmarked)
  • Year produced: 1867
  • Body: parian
  • Glaze: unglazed
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 4005
  • Dimensions: 255 mm (height), 222 mm (width), 186 mm (depth)

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