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Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed :: William Etty

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William Etty (1787-1849) Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed

Oil on canvas Private collection

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 26.03.2010



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WuDong - April 24, 2015

Greek mythologies the last tsar of Lydia from a sort Geraklidov who, according to Herodotus, thoughtlessly allowed Giges to see delights of the wife, for as paid with life (see Giges). Kandavl-tsar, the fool another, bragged of the Spouse the nude. More quietly those live in marriage Who is more rare to the house of guests call. S. Brant. Ship of fools (1494).
According to one more their numerous versions of this legend, To. it was killed by one of the bodyguards who accused Giges of murder of [Expand]


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