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Title

Jūratė and Kastytis , from the series The Ravens

1937

Artist

Vaclovas Ratas

Australia, Lithuania

25 Feb 1910 – 03 Jan 1973

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Figure in a boat
    Date
    1937
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving
    Dimensions
    9.9 x 10.0 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Ramona Ratas 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    111.1990.2
    Copyright
    © Estate of Vaclovas Ratas
    Artist information
    Vaclovas Ratas

    Works in the collection

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    This print illustrates the popular Lithuanian fairytale 'Jūratė and Kastytis', in which the Goddess Jūratė (sometimes described as a mermaid) who lived in an amber castle under the sea, ruled the sea and sea-life. She was disturbed one day by a young fisherman Kastytis, and they fell in love. Perkūnas, the Thunder God, was jealous and destroyed her amber castle in his anger; today, pieces of amber washed up on the seashore are ascribed to this event.

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