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January "Janvier" classical calendar panel print from 18th century.

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Classical Panel, JANUARY under the Protection of Juno.

Juno (known as Hera in Greek mythology) was the Roman goddess of marriage and women, and was married to the supreme god, Jupiter (Zeus in Greek mythology). Before their marriage, Juno was a very independent and active young woman. After marriage, she held the status of Queen of Olympus. Juno did not sit passively by while Jupiter engaged in his numerous affairs. She took her revenge on her husband's concubines and conquests, but rarely on her husband. Not wanting to risk her role in society and devoted to the sanctity of the union, sheprotected her husband in this manner and remained outwardly the diligent and devoted wife. Her deepest desire was for a happy union and proactive partnership. June, taking its name from this goddess, is the most popular month for weddings.

This is a reproduction from a finely detailed copperplate engraving. The series of twelve panels depict mythical gods who were considered the protector of each month. Originally published in Paris circa 1750.

Size: 650 x 210cm (25.5 x 8.5 inches).

Stock Number: HE101Price: $20.00

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