Atlas Carrying The World Trinket Box
|Material||cold cast bronze|
|Size||18.41 х 13.33 х 30.48 см (7.25" х 5.25" х 12")|
|Color may vary||Shades and hues you see on the monitor may vary depending on your settings.|
Atlant, Atlas - in ancient Greek mythology - a titan, brother of Prometheus. After the defeat in the struggle with the Olympic gods, as a punishment for insolence, he was doomed to support the heavenly vault on his shoulders in the extreme West. The figure of Atlas, or Atlas, embodies the image of a "powerful bearer", personifies endurance and fortitude. In ancient engravings, the figure of Atlanta was depicted as the "axis of the world", a column separating heaven and earth. Hence the tradition of using sculptural images of a naked male figure as a support, replacing a column or pylon.