LIBERALE da Verona
(b. ca. 1445, Verona, d. ca. 1528, Verona)

The Abduction of Helen of Troy

c. 1470
Oil on poplar panel, 41 x 110 cm
Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon

This panel belonged to a cassone from which another panel with The Rape of Europa is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, also known as Helen of Sparta, was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra. In Greek myths, she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War.

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