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Death of Actaeon, transformed  into a stag & torn by his dogs | Greek vase, Apulian red figure skyphos

K6.8 THE DEATH OF AKTAION

Museum Collection: Badisches Landensmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Catalogue Number: TBA
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red-figure
Shape: Skyphos
Painter: --
Date: ca 400 - 350 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

The youthful hunter Aktaion is transformed into a stag by the goddess Artemis (not shown) as punishment for spying upon her bath. His metamorphosis is represented by a pair of antlers and animal ears. Aktaion's own dogs, mistakinghim for prey, tear into his flesh.

ARTICLESArtemis

 
 
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