Iconography
ANTIQUITIES
Vases
Miscellaneous
GESTURES & EXPRESSION
Killing
GODS & MYTHS
Historia Thebana
The story of Cadmus Cadmus kills the dragon
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Miscellaneous
ERANOS ARCHIVE
6. Symbolism of the Snake
ADDITIONAL SUBJECT KEYWORDS
Alternative interpretations include Achilles, killing the serpent while waiting for Troilus; Apollo fighting Python.
Further details
Drawing after a vase.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Greek
DATE
circa 560 BC Hellenic Era. Greek Archaic Period: Western Greece
LOCATION
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Eranos Archive presented by Olga Froebe-Kapteyn
DESCRIPTION
Terra cotta. Cyrenaic vase. Laconian style. Photograph from Jane E. Harrison, Themis (1927), fig. 133.
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Harrison, J.E., Themis, A Study of the social Origins of Greek Religion (1927), pp. 432-33, fig. 133.; Pfuhl, E., Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen (1923), vol. 1, pp. 223, 227-30: vol. 3, pl. 46; fig. 197; Pfuhl, E., Tausend Jahre griechischer Malerei (1940), pl. 13; pl. 46; fig. 248; Larousse (1959), fig. p. 205.
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
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