Tools: Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The model is based on an Athenian red-figure kylix of Zeus and Ganymedes (5th Century BCE) in the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara.
“GANYMEDES (Ganymede) was a handsome Trojan prince who was carried off to heaven by Zeus in the shape of an eagle where he was appointed as cup-bearer of the gods. He was often portrayed as the god of homosexual love and as such appears as a playmate of the love-gods Eros (Love) and Hymenaios (Hymenaeus—Marital Love).
“In scenes of his abduction, Ganymedes holds a rooster (a lover’s gift), hoop (a boy’s toy), or lyre. When portrayed as the cup-bearer of the gods he pours nectar from a jug. In sculpture and mosaic art Ganymedes usually appears with shepherd’s crock and a Phrygian cap.
“The boy’s name was derived from the Greek words ganumai ‘gladdening’ and mêdon or medeôn, ‘prince’ or ‘genitals.’ The name may have been formed to contain a deliberate double-meaning.”