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K6.9 THE DEATH OF ACTAEON

Death of Actaeon | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue No. Boston 00.346
Beazley Archive No. 213562
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Bell
Painter Attributed to the Lykaon Painter
Date ca 440 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Artemis, Lyssa, Zeus

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Lyssa

N17.1 Lyssa