Ariadne sleeping, 2nd cent AD Marble Roman statue from Italy. inv MR 311or Ma 340, Louvre Museum Paris

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Ariadne sleeping, 2nd cent AD Marble Roman statue from Italy. inv MR 311or Ma 340, Louvre Museum Paris
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Ariadne sleeping a 2nd century AD Marble Roman statue from Italy. The girl is lying asleep on a rock and is a variation of the famous Sleeping Ariadne of the Vatican museum whose composition is reversed. in Greek mythology Ariadne was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios . When Thesius was sent to Crete to be sacrificed to the Minateur Ariadne fell in love at first sight, and helped him by giving him a sword and a ball of thread, so that he could find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth. She eloped with Theseus after he achieved his goal, and in most accounts of the myth, Theseus abandoned Ariadne sleeping on Naxos, and Dionysus rediscovered and wedded her. This Roman Sculpture was inspired by a Greek original of the 2nd century AD. inv MR 311or Ma 340, Louvre Museum Paris
Location: Louvre Museum, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France