Prometheus Picture

Medium: Charcoal pencil
Size: 55 x 75.2 cm

Study of a statue, Prométhée enchaîné (Prometheus Bound) by Nicolas-Sébastien Adam, (1762).
Prometheus is chained to a rock having his liver torn out by the eagle.

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals for their use. He was then punished for his crime by Zeus. His myth has been treated by a number of ancient sources, in which Prometheus is credited with (or blamed for) playing a pivotal role in the early history of humankind.
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