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The abduction of Ganymedes

Rembrandt's "The abduction of Ganymedes" is on display in Dresden, Germany

130 x 172 cm, Oil on canvas

State Art Collection, Dresden, Germany

This story belongs to Greek mythology. Ganymedes, the most beautiful boy in the world, was plucked out of the world by Zeus, who had taken on the form of an eagle. Why? Because Zeus, the almighty God of the ancient Greeks, wanted this lovely boy as his wine waiter.