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Death of Actaeon, withArtemis & Lyssa | Greek vase, Athenian red figure bell krater

 

K6.9 DEATH OF AKTAION

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 00.346
Beazley Archive Number: 213562
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Bell krater
Painter: Attributed to the Lykaon Painter
Date: ca 440 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Aktaion is transformed into a stag (indicated by the pair of horns) by Artemis, and torn apart by his dogs. Artemis is depicted with flaming torch and quiver. She is attended by Lyssa (raving madness) who drives the dogs to fury. Lyssa is depicted as a Thracian huntress (similar to Bendis) with a fox-head cap. Zeus passively observes the scene.

ARTICLESArtemis, Lyssa, Bendis, Zeus

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