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Ten allegorical figures ( 2 )

2012.08.25
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Lucretia is a legendary figure in the history of the Roman Republic. According to the story, her rape by the king's son and consequent suicide were the immediate cause of the revolution that overthrew the monarchy and established the Roman Republic.
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Judith is a widow, once married to a certain Manasses. She uses her charm to become an intimate friend of Holofernes, but finally beheads him allowing Israel to counter-attack the Assyrians.
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Jael is a character mentioned in the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible, as the heroine who killed Sisera to deliver Israel from the troops of king Jabin. She was the wife of Heber the Kenite.
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Christian traditions depict Salome as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, for instance depicting as erotic her dance mentioned in the New Testament (in some later transformations further iconised to the dance of the seven veils), or concentrate on her lighthearted and cold foolishness that, according to the gospels, led to John the Baptist's death.
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In conventional parlance, vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting.
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July 01, 0212
6 Comments
helys Sublime!
Magnifiques oeuvres: beaux détails
Intéressantes informations - Merci
helys · 2012-08-16: 07:52
mallusatish Excellent set~!~
mallusatish · 2012-08-16: 08:11
atszabo All these dangerous women!
Excellent set, Mikkal!
atszabo · 2012-08-16: 09:02
josy63 J'adore ces figures !La vanité est ma préférée :)
josy63 · 2012-08-16: 12:19
finbarr Fantastic set !!
finbarr · 2012-08-16: 17:58
JustmeG just as intriguing as the first set! bravo!
JustmeG · 2012-08-17: 22:00
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