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Aeneid in Art

  • Juno and the Storm winds

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    Details

    Winter: Juno Beseeching Aeolus to Destroy the Fleet

    Pierre Andrieu, French, 1821–1892

    Dimensions

    28.9 x 25.1 cm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on paperboard

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    21.1452

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    After a painting by Delacroix in the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

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  • The Boston Hydria (dragging Hector)

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Water jar (hydria) with the chariot of Achilles dragging the corpse of Hektor

    about 520–510 B.C.

    the Antiope Group

    Dimensions

    Height (to mouth): 50 cm (19 11/16 in.); diameter (of mouth): 26.1 cm (10 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, Black Figure

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    63.473

    Collections
    The Ancient World
    On View
    Greek Archaic Gallery - 113 More Info

    Description

    A hydria with the dramatic scene of Achilles dragging the body of Hector behind his chariot; to the left Priam and Hecuba, parents of Hector, mourn him in the Trojan palace as Achilles with round shield stares at them; to the right, the tomb of Patroklos with his soul charging out from it; snake in front. Winged figure of Iris sent to plead for a ransom of Hector's body. Greek inscriptions of the name 'Hector' (HECTOR) above the body of Hector, and 'Patroklos' (PATROKLOS) on the tomb. On the shoulder: Two quadrigae, one driven by Athena. Herakles pursues Kyknos while Ares rushes from left.

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