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Plaquette, ‘The fall of Phaeton’, Italian

15th or 16th century

Bronze

Museum number: S50

Curatorial note

This small bronze depicts the story of Phaeton, son of Helios, the sun god, whose attempt to drive his father’s chariot ended in disaster when he set fire to the earth and plumeted into the River Po.

Associated objects

S51, displayed on same board
S69, displayed on same board


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