7/5/12

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, Souls on the Banks of the Acheron (Die Seelen des Acheron)


Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Date: 1898
Technique: Oil on canvas

The mythological figure of Hermes Psychopompos stands at the edge of the river of the dead, facing a throng of recently deceased souls who implore him to save them from the last trip to Hades.

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