HERSE Achilles & Penthesilea I Classic silk scarf from the limited collection Love Stories in Greek Mythology. The design is inspired by the myth of Achilles and Penthesilea, the Queen of Amazons. When Achilles with his short sword pierced the breast of Penthesilea and as usual, twisted the blade thrice in the wound, he noticed that the queen of the Amazons was lovely. He laid her carefully on the sand, took off her heavy helmet, unclasped her hair, and gently arranged her hands on her bosom. He lacked, however, the courage to shut her eyes. He gave her one more, last, farewell look, and, as though suddenly overpowered by an outer force, cried—the way neither he nor other heroes of that great war ever cried—in a quiet, mesmeric, dawdling, aimless voice, ebbing with grief and with rue, whose cadence was new to the offspring of Thetis. The cry’s lengthy vowels, like leaves, were falling upon the neck, breasts, knees of Penthesilea, wrapping the length of her grown-cold body. She herself was preparing for Eternal Hunts in the fathomless forests. Her still open eyes stared from afar at the victor with azure, steady hatred.
Each HERSE artwork is an original vivid synthesis of elements drawn from masterpieces belonging to diverse artistic movements over the centuries. The artwork is imprinted using as a canvas garments of high quality luxurious fabrics. Every design is produced in pre-specified limited numbers. Each item is accompanied by a Unique Authenticity Code Number, so any HERSE client automatically becomes an art collector. Herse means Dew. In Greek mythology Herse is the daughter of Selena (Moon) and Zeus. According to Ovid, God Hermes fell in love with her and married her.