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"Paris" (see details) (see related A | B | C | D | E), 1807-1816 Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822 ) Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

The allegories represented here as Paris, the mythic prince of Troy are so numerous that only some will be alluded to. Central is the notion of the beauty of Paris which saved his life as an infant and cost his life later. In brief, Paris stands for beauty (masculine?), love (passion?), infidelity (seduction?), loyalty (brotherly), resentment, vengeance, rage, hate, and all the disasters implicit in war and a tragic fate (continued in the companion images). 

Ed. Note that only recently, "masculine" became associated with the notion "muscles".  
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