About this Artwork

The Titan goddess of prophetic dreams, astrology and necromancy, Asteria flung herself into the Aegean Sea in the form of a quail in order to escape the advances of Zeus. She became the "quail island" of Ortygia,=Delos, which was the only piece of earth to give refuge to the fugitive Leto when, pregnant with Zeus's children, was pursued by Hera.

Asteria's Sanctuary

Encaustic, 31″ × 24″

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