Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths ExploitsHercules and Hesione
Giants
Individual giantsTipheus
Historia Troiana
The First Destruction of Troy War and destruction of Troy by Hercules and Theseus Miscellaneous battle scenes
Argonauts, Jason and Medea
The Argo with her crew at sea
Neptune
With other figuresMiscellaneous
With other figuresAmphitrite
WorshipSacrifice to Neptune
WorshipIsthmian Games
Galatea
With other figuresNeptune
Dorida
Athamas and Ino
Ino throws herself and Melicertes into the sea
Arion
Arion rescued by the dolphin
Glaucus (marine deity)
Glaucus and Scylla
Sirens
Single figure With human legs
Various activities Luring sailors
Scylla (daughter of Phorcys)
After her transformation into a monster
Daedalus
Daedalus and Icarus The fall of Icarus
Proteus
Bound by Aristaeus
Cycles
Cartaro, Theatres of the gods (late 16th century)
Oceanus
With other figuresMiscellaneous
Thetis
With other figures Miscellaneous
Phrixus and Helle
Phrixus and Helle escape on a ram, Helle falls into the sea
Coronis (love of Neptune)
Charybdis
Nereus
Salacia
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses reports his adventures (Elpenor, Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, Cattle of Sol)vv. 181-191: Ulysses (bound to the mast) and his companions (with their ears stuffed) pass the Sirens
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureNude
Geography
Topography Ancient townsCorinth
Topography Countries A-ZItalyIschia
The earthRivers Nile
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsCrab General
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesFlying fish
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesGarfish
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesMullet
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesOctopus
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesKiller whale
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesRay
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSea cow
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSea lily
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSea lion
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSea urchin
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSea bream
AnimalsFish, shellfish, and other marine creaturesSwordfish
AnimalsSeal
AnimalsWhale
AnimalsSnail
AnimalsHippopotamus
AnimalsBeaver
AnimalsMuraena
AnimalsOtter
AnimalsSkink (Sandfish)
BirdsPelican
BirdsSwan
BirdsIbis
Fabulous animalsHarpy
Fabulous animalsSalamander
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Coats-of-Arms
Italy FamiliesBoncompagni (Bologna, Stato della Chiesa)Jacopo (or Giacomo) Boncompagni (1548-1612)
SOCIAL LIFE
Music
Musical instrumentsStringBowedViola or Lira da braccio
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cartaro, Mario (active 1560, died 1620)
DATE
2nd half 16th century - 1st quarter 17th century
LOCATION
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
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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