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“Pandora” plaster sculpture on square base. Inscribed (at the base): Papini. A. In Greek mythology, Pandora (derived from “all” (pān) and “gift”(dōron), thus “the all-endowed”, “all-gifted” or “all-giving”). According to the Greek mythology the first human woman created by Hephaestus on the instructions of Zeus. 20th century. Figure H. 175 cm. Base H. 50 cm. Total H. 225 cm.

The Pandora myth is a kind of theodicy, addressing the question of why there is evil in the world. According to this, Pandora opened a jar (pithos) (commonly referred to as “Pandora's box”) releasing all the evils of humanity. Hesiod's interpretation of Pandora's story went on to influence both Jewish and Christian theology and so perpetuated her bad reputation into the Renaissance. Later poets, dramatists, painters and sculptors made her their subject and over the course of five centuries contributed new insights into her motives and significance.

Condition

Appears with chips, cracks and repairs.

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8,000 kr.

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16,000 kr.  

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814246 16,000 kr.
871636 15,500 kr.
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814246 13,000 kr.
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814246 12,000 kr.
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814246 11,500 kr.
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814246 (Auto bid) 7,500 kr.
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814246 6,500 kr.
912102 (Auto bid) 6,000 kr.
814246 5,500 kr.
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