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Goddess Athena Visits The Scientist, ca. 110 A.D.

22 1/2 x 28 inch. (58 x 70 cm)
Feb. - May, 2001

This piece is about Goddess Athena traverses history to pay visit to prominent intellectuals.

Here Goddess Athena appears before a scientist of great achievement during the Eastern Han dynasty, around 110 A.D. The scientist, Chang-Hen, is recorded to have made many important contributions in astronomy and seismology. On the left side of the painting is the seismological machine that he designed to determine the epicenter of an earthquake. His personal life was probably not impoverished, given that he served in the Han court as the official astronomer. But if he be poor Athena, the goddess of wisdom after all, would certainly pay a visit.

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