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Hippolyte François Moreau
Hero, Art Nouveau Bronze Sculpture by Moreau

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Artist: Hippolyte Moreau, French (1832 - 1927) Title: Hero Medium: Bronze Sculpture on Marble Base, signature inscribed Size: 19 x 11 x 9 in. (48.26 x 27.94 x 22.86 cm) The tale of Hero and Leander is one of Greek mythology's most tragic love stories. Although a relatively minor myth, it remains popular and has caught the imagination of writers and artists through the ages. Hero was a priestess of the goddess Aphrodite. Her name comes from the ancient Greek word heros, meaning "hero," which was used to describe men or women who were honored after their death. Hero dedicated her life to serving the goddess Aphrodite, making sacrifices to her and worshiping her in a temple. Since Aphrodite was the deity of love, Hero might have been expected to celebrate the goddess by being in love herself. Instead, according to the wishes of her parents, she lived alone in a high stone tower, with only an old maidservant to look after her. She kept away from boys, and also from other girls her own age, fearing that they would be jealous of her beauty.

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