Paris by Boris Orlovsky (Smirnov)

Paris by Boris Orlovsky (Smirnov)

The statue was translated into marble by sculptor S. I. Galberg according to the plaster original of 1824. Paris is a Trojan prince, the second son of Priam and Hecuba, abandoned by his parents, fed by a bear and raised by a shepherd. Paris stood out among his peers with power and beauty.

With the help of Aphrodite, he kidnapped Elena and took her to Troy. At the end of the Trojan War, he was wounded by a poisoned arrow and died. Paris was portrayed as a beautiful, beardless youth in a characteristic Phrygian cap. Fast. in 1897 from the Hermitage.

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