Thaleia - Limited Edition hand painted by Voutsa

Athenian, c. 140-160 AD

Orange blossom, jasmine sambac, gardenia, tuberose absolute, aqua marine, bigarade, Sicilian cypress, cedar

Second youngest of the nine daughters of King Zeus and Mnemosyne, her name meaning 'luxuriant' and 'blooming,' the muse Thaleia reigns over comedy. Here she is represented as a decadent and exuberant bare breasted young woman flourishing in laughter.

The 18th-century scholar Johann Winckelmann coined the memorable phrase “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” to describe the qualities he admired in ancient Greek and Roman statues, which in his time were thought to have been created in gleaming white marble or unadorned bronze. So ingrained was this notion of austere, monochromatic ancient sculpture that it came as a shock when in the 19th century newly unearthed masterpieces showed traces of their original pigment. -Miles Unger

Each candle is available in a limited edition of 10.

Orders placed today will ship on May 15th

Limited Edition 8 oz | $250

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