SOLD ITEM 6370 - Set of 18th c colored engravings of the 9 muses

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Set of 18th c. colored engravings of the 9 muses, new frames. Each engraving measures 6 and one half inches by 9 and one half inches. The frames each measure 21 and one quarter by 27 and one quarter inches.(The Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences. They were believed to inspire all artists, especially poets, philosophers, and musicians. The Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. The number of Muses varies over time; initially there was but one, and later there is mention of three: Melete, Mneme, and Aoede (the Elder Muses). They were nymphs in Pieria, western Thrace, and their cult was brought to Helicon in Boeotia by the Aloadae. Usually there is mention of nine muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania, the Younger Muses.) This information on muses was taken from pantheon.org. All images are in excellent condition
 
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