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'Pandora, whom the assembled Gods/ endowed with all their gifts...'

Photo credit: Sir John Soane’s Museum

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The full title for this work by Howard is, in fact, 'Pandora, whom the assembled Gods/ endowed with all their gifts/ Formed by Vulcan, who is contemplating/ his work, she is dressed by the Graces/ and presented by Minerva with a veil/ and Cestus; – near her stands Pitho/ (the Goddess of Persuasion) – on the left/ are Phoebus, Diana, Mars, Venus, &/ Cupid; – on the right, Juno, Cybele/ and Bacchus; – in the midst Jupiter,/ attended by Victory and Nemesis, holds/ the fatal Vase, fraught with so much/ mischief to Mankind.

Sir John Soane’s Museum


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on mahogany panel

  • Measurements

    82 x 249 cm

  • Accession number

    SM P2

  • Acquisition method

    commissioned, 1834


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