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18th century cast iron fireback depicting the Mythological story of Ganymede and the Goldn Eagle. Ganymede was abducted by Zeus from Mount Ida near Troy in Phrygia. Ganymede had been tending sheep, a rustic or humble pursuit characteristic of a hero's boyhood before his privileged status is revealed. Zeus either summoned an eagle or turned into an eagle himself to transport the youth to Mount Olympus

Circa: 18th Century

Origin: France

Condition: In good condition.

Dimensions: 59cm h x 59cm w x 2cm d

Ref: 4001

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