Pandora and her box

Here are 185 images of Pandora and her famous ‘box’, showing artists’ unending fascination with this subject. From releasing evils to bestowing hope, Pandora is a symbol of life’s mysterious ambivalence. She is the beautiful girl who, yielding to an irresistible or divinely inspired temptation, opens the box of tricks, with unforeseen and far reaching consequences.
The Pandora’s story, or of her equivalents in many cultures, comes in different versions and has many layers of meaning.
As an image is supposedly better than a thousand words, here we have a visual treasure-trove of stories.

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