Dress (rear view) Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris) Date: 1925 Culture: French Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 45 in. (114.3 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Alfred Rheinstein, 1950 Accession Number: C.I.50.117
Endymion and Selene (Ubaldo Gandolfi, 1694) Selene, the goddess of the moon, loved the mortal Endymion. She asked Endymion’s father, Zeus, to grant him eternal youth so that he would never leave her. Zeus granted her wish and put him into an eternal sleep. Every night, Selene visited him where he slept.