Crater Actaeon Louvre CA3482
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Artist/Maker Painter of the Woolly Satyrs
: Actaeon's death. Artemis drives a chariot drawn by a team of deer. To the right a man reports Actaeon's death to his parents Aristaeus and Autonoe. The scene is probably based on Aeschylus' lost play The Toxitides, which dealt with the story of Actaeon. Side A from an Attic red-figure volute crater, ca. 450–440 BC.
Dimensions H. 51 cm (20 in.), Diam. 33.1 cm (13 in.)
Credit line Purchase, 1957
Accession number CA 3482
Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities in the Louvre, Sully, first floor, room 43
Photographer/source Jastrow (2006)
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