Prometheus erschafft den ersten Menschen
Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521)

Prometheus erschafft den ersten Menschen,

um 1510/15
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz (Populus sp.)
Dimensions of the object
66,4 x 118,2 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 3
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
8973
Acquisition
1918 aus der Sammlung Kauffmann, Berlin, erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Piero di Cosimo, Prometheus erschafft den ersten Menschen, um 1510/15, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4k3yN4Ee (Last updated on 24.05.2022)
Together with its counterpart now in Strasbourg, this spalliera panel painting, originally part of the furnishings for a room, represents the first narrative depiction of the Prometheus saga in painting in the modern era. It is based on Boccaccio’s reinterpretation of the ancient myth, and Piero places the statue of the youth created by Prometheus at the centre.

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