Bronze with a nuanced brown patina
cast in the late 19th century
Height 15 cm
Length 31 cm
According to mythology and Homer, Zeus took the form of a swan to seduce Leda nightly. From his love affair with the god, she conceived two children, Helen and Pollux, who were born in an egg, while Clytemnestra and Castor, children of her husband Tyndareus, were born in another egg.
From a mythological subject which serves as a pretext, the artist remained here anonymous, exalting the beauty and sensuality of the female body, away from the classical ideal to offer a bold and unambiguous style suggestive eroticism then in opposition to modesty and morality of the nineteenth century.