Prometheus Bound

In Prometheus bound, the famous tragedy attributed to Aeschylus, to assist the Titan, who complains of divine injustice and the gravity of his punishment, the Oceanids” – who form the choir – rush from the depths of the sea on a winged chariot. then, on a griffin, the old Ocean, which offers itself, but in vain, in the difficult work of pacification. At the end of the tragedy Prometheus is sunk into the Earth and the Oceanids, who do not agree to abandon him, will suffer his same fate. This sculptural group representing the story was created in 1872-1879 by the German sculptor Eduard Müller. Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

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