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Artemis & Actaeon torn by his dogs | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

K6.6 THE DEATH OF AKTAION

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Paris Ca3482
Beazley Archive Number: 207101
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater
Painter: Attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs
Date: ca 460 - 440 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

The youthful hunter Aktaion is transformed into a stag (not shown in this image) by the goddess Artemis as punishment for spying upon her bath. His hounds then turn on their master and destroy him. The goddess is depicted driving a deer-drawn biga (chariot). She wears a crown and holds a bow in one hand.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several images of the vase.

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