Carrying the Weight of the World
This is the mythical greek Titan, Atlas, bearing the heavens on his shoulders, a focal point of the main hall in the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Atlas was given this task as a punishment by Zeus. You’ll note it’s the heavens, and not the earth, which is his burden.
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