Wednesday, 11 May 2016

‘Mephistopheles and Margaretta’

 

Wooden-double-statue-at-Salar-Jung-Museum-Hyderabad

This very strange nineteenth-century timber sculpture depicts the two-sided relationship Faust famously had with Mephistopheles (to whom, as the Devil’s representative, he had sold his soul to obtain deeper knowledge“) and Margaretta -- to whom, with his heart, he had fallen hopelessly in love.

The picture shows the sculpture with its mirror behind it.

double-statue-at-Salar-Jung-Museum-Hyderabad

[Pics by Salar Jung Museum and Navendu Mandal]

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