K6.8 THE DEATH OF ACTAEON
|Museum Collection||Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Date||ca 400 - 350 B.C.|
The youthful hunter Actaeon is transformed into a stag by the goddess Artemis (not shown) as punishment for spying upon her bath. His metamorphosis is represented by stag antlers and ears. Actaeon's dogs, mistaking him for prey, tear into his flesh.