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Danaë was the daughter of Acrisius of Argos and the mother of Perseus by Zeus. Acrisius went to the oracle at Delphi to ask if he would ever have a grandson. The oracle told him that he would have a grandson, but he would kill Acrisius. Acrisius then locked Danaë into a vault to prevent her from having a child. Zeus saw how beautiful she was and went through the metal walls and fell on her as a golden rain.
oil on canvas
H 81 x W 81 cm
inherited from the former Maesteg Urban District Council by the former Ogwr Borough Council and by Bridgend County Borough Council from them