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Hero and Leander is a story in Greek mythology. Hero was a priestess of Aphrodite who lived in a tower in Sestos on the European side of the Dardanelles. Leander was a young man from Abydos on the opposite side of the strait. Leander fell in love with hero and every night would swim across the strait to be with her. Hero would light a lamp at the top of her tower to guide him. This courtship lasted through a warm summer.
oil on canvas
58.5 x 58.5 cm
inherited from the former Maesteg Urban District Council by the former Ogwr Borough Council and by Bridgend County Borough Council from them