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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


About

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.


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


Artist information

Vaclovas Ratas

Works in the collection

17