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

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Names
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- A

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and 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
Lithographs
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
Extent: 1 print : b ; 30 x 42 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 944de3c0-c5be-012f-54a5-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Actaeon defends himself with a sword against the dogs of Diana." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and 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 May 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-600f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

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

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