GHIKA Mythical Lovers: Mythical Lovers: Pluto and Persephone 1976 [R/V] - x +
GhiH1976-004


CN: GhiH1976-004

MT: bronze (Ø:5x1) after plaster after plasticine (Ø:24x4)

ED: 237

TX: incised on bronze at rear side in Greek <PERIFLEGETHON: RIVER OF SINISTER PASSIONS / KOKYTIS: OF LAMENTATIONS AND SIGHS / ACHERON: OF SORROWS / STYX: OF OBLIVION>

IL: Megakles Rogakos 2006, p.40-41

CM: Ghika writes: "Entranced by the beauty of the narcissus, that peerless, magical flower with its snow-white petals and its golden eye, Persephone is separated from her companions. Left on her own, she sits lost in her thoughts. All at once the dreaded Pluto, riding in a black chariot drawn by black stallions, bursts out from the shadowy underworld where he has been lying in wait and carries her off screaming." [Georgakopoulos 1984, p.9]. On the reverse side of this medallion, Ghika inscribed separate fragments of text in four concentric and diminishing circles, which read "Periflegethon: River of Sinister Passions / Kokytis: of Lamentations and Sighs / Acheron: of Sorrows / Styx: of Oblivion".

[Megakles 12/2004]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
GEORGAKOPOULOS, LEONIDAS N. N. Hadjikyriaco Ghika: Sculpture 1934-1984 1984 To Trito Mati, Athens [Greek]
ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN, DORA Ta Parallila (The Parallels) 1980 Polyplano Editions, Athens [Greek]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Reincarnated Painting: Sculpture by Ghika 2006 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens [English / Greek insert]

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