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K6.6 THE DEATH OF ACTAEON

Death of Actaeon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Paris Ca3482
Beazley Archive No. 207101
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater
Painter Attributed to the Painter of the Woolly Satyrs
Date ca 460 - 440 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

The youthful hunter Actaeon is transformed into a stag--the metamorphosis is not shown in this image--by the goddess Artemis as punishment for spying upon her bath. He is savaged by his own hounds. The goddess is depicted driving a deer-drawn biga-chariot. She wears a crown and holds a bow in one hand.

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

ARTICLES

Artemis, Golden Hinds

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Artemis

K6.6B Artemis