This Story is an emotional story of how a daughter was found breastfeeding her father that was sent to prison and sentenced to die by starvation.
After looking at this photograph you might be getting lots of Negative or Positive thoughts in mind, but after knowing the reality of this photograph you might get tears in your eyes.
In one of the European countries, an old man was sentenced to hunger death, he was put in prison. The punishment was like that he would be put on hunger until his death.
His daughter pleaded with the government to meet her father daily until his death.
She was granted permission, she used to get checked by prison officers. So that she couldn’t bring any eatable items.
She can’t see the condition of her father like this. She looked at her father with the eyes of a caring mother.
So, in order to make him alive, she used to feed him breast milk on daily basis.
When after so many days, the man was not dead.
The security guards got suspicious and caught the girl breastfeeding her father.
A case was registered against her, but her selfless nature wins the heart of the jailor and she wins the freedom of her father.
The painting is one of Europe’s costliest paintings.
- This photograph was made by European painter “Hans Sebald Beham”
This painting is available with roman charity. This painting is made to depict the relationship and caring nature of the daughter towards his father. It is the story of a Daughter (Pero) and father (Simon)
A woman is full of love and sacrifice, whatever the role she is playing in one’s life sometimes she can be a mother, sister, wife, etc.
This is the Memmelocke Statue at Botermarkt 17 in Ghent, Belgium. A classical sculpture on the top of a building that was once the entrance to the city prison and also the warden’s house.
This building is located between the Belfry and the Lakenhelle. In the crypt of the Lakenhelle, the city jail was housed for almost 150 years from 1742 to 1902.
This sculpture depicts a scene from a Roman legend that tells how a prisoner was condemned to death by starvation and thirst.
The man was thrown into a dungeon by the Roman prefect in Ghent. Only his daughter was allowed to visit her.
But she was not allowed to take any food or drink to her father. The daughter was an adult. The father remained alive still after six months.
Apparently, the daughter had just become a mother.
In an attempt to save her father’s life, she breastfed him daily with her milk. It is said that the prefect was so moved by the incident that he released the man free.
The story became a legend.
This statue was built in 1741, a year before the city prison was shifted here. Statue was designed by David’s Kindt.
Interestingly there are many similar legends. Roman charity is the story of a woman Pero who secretly breastfeeds her father Cimon after he is incarcerated and sentenced to death by starvation.
This story is recorded in Nine Books of Memorable Acts and Sayings of the Ancient Romans, by ancient Roman historian Valerius Maximus, Among the Romans, the theme had mythological echoes in Juno’s breastfeeding of the adult Hercules.
This story of Cimon is predated by another similar story of a jailed plebeian woman who was nursed by her daughter.
This particular legend has been a subject of many known painters and sculptors for the past five centuries or more.