Gilt brass over fabric covered wood
Overall: 19.4 x 12.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 in.)
Weight: .64 kg
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.666
This powder flask depicts a mythological scene that precipitated the Trojan War. Here we see the Trojan prince Paris giving a golden apple to Aphrodite, the goddess who reciprocates by offering him the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen of Sparta.
This flask depicts an ancient Greek story in which the youthful Paris must reward the most beautiful woman in the world with a golden apple.
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