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Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana.

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Title
Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana.
Names
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- A

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-A
Topics
Diana (Roman deity)
Artemis (Greek deity)
Actaeon (Greek mythology)
Dog attacks
Clothing & dress -- Greece -- To 499
Hunting dogs
Apollo (Greek deity)
Helmets -- To 499
Spears -- To 499
Daggers & swords -- To 499
Dogs -- Greece -- To 499
Genres
Prints
Notes
Content: Light foxing on image, denser toward the bottom.
Content: Written below image: "[Upper panel] Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana. Three of the dogs have drawn blood and others appear to be barking. Diana with a javelin incites the dogs. [Lower panel] Aristes, or Apollo Amycleen, seated, wears a helmet and holds a javelin. Actaeon sleeps on a square base resting his arm on a stele with a dog beside him. A shield hangs above him. Antonoe [sic] , mother of Actaeon, holds a mirror and a scaphoid. Charmos and Callicarpos, brothers of Actaeon, both have two javelins, and one has a sheathed sword, the other a shield. Pourtales Collection."
Content: While hunting, Actaeon came across Diana bathing in a grove. Furious at being seen naked, she turned him into a stag, which was chased and torn apart by Actaeon's own hunting dogs. Aristaeus (Aristee) was a minor deity who taught mankind agricultural arts such as beekeeping and cheesemaking. "Aristaeus" can also be a title of honor meaning "best and brightest". "Amyclean" (Amycleen) Apollo was the deity's name when personifying the arts of singing and war. Acteon's mother's name is more often given as Autonöe. A scaphoid is a boat-shaped vessel.
Source note: Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l''histoire des religions et des moeurs de l''antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 print : b ; 30 x 42 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 944de3c0-c5be-012f-54a5-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana.