Gift of F. W. Clifford Family
- In Greek mythology Phaeton (FAY-a-tun) was the son of the sun god, Helios (HEEL-ee ohs). His failed attempt to drive his father's
chariot across the sky is a warning of caution to impatient young people.
- Italian RENAISSANCE
scholars were fascinated with the
past of the ancient Greeks and Romans. They gave Christian meanings
to classical myths, including the story of Phaeton.
- The Italian Renaissance STYLE is evident in the classical MOTIFS
(moe-TEEFS) and the REALISM of the carved panels on this storage
chest, called a cassone (cahss-OH-nay).