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Sacred Band of Thebes

110 x 130 cm, 2023

Oil on canvas 



"Sacred Band of Thebes" depicts the legendary Greek unit, a symbol of early same-sex unions, where warriors paired as lovers vowed to protect each other unto death, blending martial strength with the bonds of love.


Relevant Year: 378 BCE

Explanation: The formation of the Sacred Band, a troop of male couples, marks a significant historical instance of recognized same-sex relationships, celebrated for their bravery and loyalty.

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