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Cassandre se met sous la protection de Pallas

Cassandre se met sous la protection de Pallas

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"Cassandre se met sous la protection de Pallas" is a statue by French sculptor Aimé Millet. It depicts Cassandre, a character from Greek mythology, seeking refuge under the protection of the goddess Pallas Athena. Pallas, who was actually the daughter of Triton in Greek mythology, was killed by Athena who took her name as Pallas Athena and produced a statue of her out of remorse. The snakes are there referring to wisdom or knowledge. In Greek mythology one of the stories about Cassandra, was that Apollo gave her the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, or to make love to her after Cassandre had consented in order to obtain foresight, yet she then refused, and because of this, Opollo inflicted a curse so that no one would believe anything she said. The statue is likely to have been created in the 19th or early 20th century, during the height of the classical revival in French art.


Aimé Millet (1819-1891) was a noted French sculptor, who was born and died in Paris. He studied and made first in 1836 at the École des Beaux Arts with David d'Angers and Viollet-le-Duc, who was later to design the base of Millet's statue of Vercingetorix in Alesia. In 1840 Millet began to produce his early works, in 1859 received the Légion d'honneur, and in February 1870 was appointed professor at the École des Arts décoratifs.

Year of creation

1877, XIX century


Jardin des Tuileries, Paris 1st, France

Product information

Ready-to-hang Framed Poster with museum-quality paper.
- 250 gsm / 110 lb matte (uncoated) archival paper
- Thickness: 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Paper color: off-white
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.
- Includes a hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
- Ready-to-hang, poster is placed within the frame. You can hang it directly on the wall.

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