Minotaur (detail of the Ideal Palace)

Ferdinand Cheval1879/1912

Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Hauterives, France

On the north facade, this diabolical head decorated with red paint is reminiscent of the Minotaur—the famous monster with the bull's head from Greek mythology.


  • Title: Minotaur (detail of the Ideal Palace)
  • Creator: Ferdinand Cheval
  • Date Created: 1879/1912
  • Subject Keywords: mythology, animal, horns
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Medium: Lime, stone, ocher

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