K6.9 THE DEATH OF ACTAEON
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 00.346|
|Beazley Archive No.||213562|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Lykaon Painter|
|Date||ca 440 B.C.|
Actaeon is transformed into a stag--suggested by the pair of horns--by the goddess Artemis and torn apart by his hounds. Artemis is depicted with flaming torch and quiver of arrows. She is attended by the goddess Lyssa (Madness) who drives the dogs into a frenzy. Lyssa is depicted as a Thracian huntress with a fox-head cap. Zeus passively observes the scene.