Accession Number


Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
ink on paper

15 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. ( 39.3 cm x 28.9 cm )

Credit Line
Given by Bruce Henry, LSA Class of 1948

Subject matter
Prometheus being bound and captured.

Physical Description
A winged figure draped in a toga has descended upon a non-winged figure and is attempting to bind. The non-winged nude figure has their hands behind their back and with one knee bent and the other leg extended, submits to the winged figure. Both figures do not have any facial features.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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angels (spirits)
literary theory
nudes (representations)

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