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The Judgement of Paris

Finely stitched in coloured silks. Paris shown judging the three naked goddesses, Juno with her peacock, Minerva with her aegis (shield bearing a Gorgonís head) and Venus with Cupid. Mercury is in the background. Juno promised great wealth to Paris, Minerva promised Victories, Venus promised love. The golden apple was awarded to Venus.

English, circa 1640.

Framed and glazed 18 ins x 22.5 ins

Ref. HV41

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