Leda

Marble statue. Rome. Villa Borghese CVIIIC. Photo. DAI 74.2704Cornelian. Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden RCC 2040In mythology the mother of the Dioskouroi, Helen and Klytaimnestra. She mates with Zeus as a swan, which is a subject for art, as also is the egg from which Helen is born.

Above left: Marble statue. Rome. Villa Borghese CVIIIC. Photo. DAI 74.2704 © Villa Borghese

Above right: Cornelian. Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden RCC 2040 © Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden