Sleeping beauty

By: Louk Vreeswijk

Nov 01 2015

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Category: Europe, Greece

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The bacchante sleeps off her glow of last night’s pleasure under the attentive eyes of a row of men. Only they can see from their point of view that this Maenad is actually a hermaphrodite.
The generous curves of her soft, feminine body are beyond their reach.

Kouros, 550 BC, found in Melos, National Museum, Athens, Greece 2013

Kouros, 550 BC, found in Melos, National Museum, Athens, Greece 2013

The kouros stands tall in the characteristic posture of the archaic period. He reveals the firm flesh of his muscled male body under the watchful eyes of the female attendant.

Photo of the week: Sleeping Maenad, 117 – 138 AD. National Museum, Athens, Greece 2013

One comment on “Sleeping beauty”

  1. They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!


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