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Page 4 Humanities 1090 Mythology 8 Pallas Athena John Flaxman Jr. Wedgwood Basalt c. 1810 Private col ection Out of sadness and regret, Athena carved a statue of Pallas from a tree trunk. She set the image up beside Zeus, in Olympus. When Electra, whom Zeus had seduced, was trying to get away from Zeus. She hid behind the Palladium. Zeus threw it out of Olympus down to the land of the Troad. Ilus saw the Palladium, which had fallen from heaven, lying next to his tent. Since the Palladium was not to be looked upon by any mortal, he was blinded by it. Later, after having made offerings, he recovered his sight. In thanks, he built on the same spot the city which he called Ilium (Troy), with a temple for the Palladium. John Flaxman Jr. was the premier sculptor and maker of monuments in Britain in the first two decades of the nineteenth century. Flaxman was able to produce an enormous body of work by running a large workshop employing many assistants. He rarely carved or even finished the works produced under his name. Several of his
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course HUMS 1090 taught by Professor Merlin during the Fall '08 term at University of New Orleans.

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