Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Aeolus
Sons of Aeolus
Historia Thebana
Heroes - outside a narrative contextAdrastus
Heroes - outside a narrative contextTydeus
Orpheus
Myths Orpheus playing in Elysium
Hades (underworld)
Miscellaneous
Historia Troiana
Early Trojan History Dardanus and Jasius Dardanus in Elysium
Phaedra
Single Figure
Minos
Various activitiesMiscellaneous
Cephalus and Procris
Single figures Miscellaneous
Pluto
Pluto (often with Proserpina) as Lord of Hades
Gorgo
Miscellaneous
Centaurs
With other figuresMiscellaneous
Glaucus (marine deity)
Glaucus and Scylla
Tantalus
Punishment
Sisyphus
Charon
Miscellaneous
Cerberus
Miscellaneous
Furies
Groups
Named furiesAlecto
Named furiesMegaera
Named furiesTisiphone Miscellaneous
Aeacus
Aeacus in Elysium
Theseus
Myths Theseus in Tartarus
Caenis
Neptune and Caenis
Cycles
Cartaro, Theatres of the gods (late 16th century)
Tityus
Tityus in Tartarus, having his liver eaten by a vulture
Hecate
Typhon
Briareus
Geryon
Single figure
Eriphile
Evadne
Pasiphaƫ
Salmoneus
Titans
Rhadamanthus
Phlegyas
Pirithous
Deiphobus
Miscellaneous
Ilus
With other figures
Teucer
In Hades
Assaracus
With other figures
HISTORY
Ancient
Lucretia Suicide of Lucretia
Cleopatra Death of Cleopatra Cleopatra alone
Zaleucus
Cato, Marcus Porcius Uticensis, the Younger Cato in the underworld
PhocionExecution
EmpedoclesThrowing himself into Aetna
Cassius, GaiusSuicide
Brutus, Marcus Junius, the Younger Suicide
Juba I of Numidia Suicide
Phoroneus
LITERATURE
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 703-715: Souls drinking from the waters of Lethe
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 716-886: The prophecy of Anchises
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldCycles
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 5-8: The Trojans land in Cumae
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 175-178, 212-235: Burial of Misenus
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 206-211: Aeneas breaks the golden bough
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 236-261: Sacrifice at the Lago Averno
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 268-294: Encounter with hellish monsters
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 190-205: Aeneas follows the doves
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 295-336: The souls of the unburied
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 337-383: Encounter with the shadow of Palinurus
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 384-416: Crossing of the Styx
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 426-430: Dead children
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 431-433: Minos
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldv. 430: Persons who had been unjustly executed
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 434-439: Suicides
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 440-449: Lovers
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 450-476: Encounter with Dido
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 477-534: Warriors
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 535-547: Crossroads
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 548-627: Punishments of Tartarus
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 637-665: Elysium
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 666-678: Musaeus shows the way to Anchises
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 679-702: Encounter of Aeneas and Anchises
Vergil Aeneid Book VI: Aeneas in the underworldvv. 893-898: Aeneas leaves through the Gates of Sleep
HomerOdysseyMedon
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Science, technology and medicine
TechnologyMining
Time
Times of the day Night
Geography
Topography Countries A-ZItalyCumae
Topography Countries A-ZItalyLago Trasimeno
Flora and Fauna
Fabulous animalsChimaera
Fabulous animalsHarpy
Fabulous animalsHydra
The Elements
Effects of the elementsEarthquake
Effects of the elementsVolcanic Eruption
Effects of the elementsFumaroles
PORTRAITS
Rulers
Ancient Roman emperors Augustus (63BC-14AD)
Ancient Legendary rulers of Italy Kings of Alba LongaGroups
Ancient Legendary rulers of Italy Kings of RomeGroups
Professions and trades
Authors and philosophers ClassicalSocrates
Statesmen and politicians
AncientPhocion
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Ages of Man
Old age
Allegories and personifications A-Z
Hunger (Fames)
Discord (Discordia)
Sleep (Somnus) Miscellaneous
Toil (Labor, Stento)
Fear (Metus, Pavor, Horror)
War (Bellum)
Dream (Sogno)
Poverty (Paupertas)
False pleasures
Weeping
Care (Cura)
Infirmity
Coats-of-Arms
Italy FamiliesSirleto (Calabria)Guglielmo Card. Sirleto (1514-1585)
Clergy CardinalsSirleto, Guglielmo (1514-1585)
Further details
This composition follows the Sixth Book of the Aeneid, starting at the top left, then going towards Charon at the bottom centre, then to the bottom right (Minos), then up and left to the centre (Tartarus), then up and right (Anchises)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Cartaro, Mario (active 1560, died 1620)
DATE
1581
LOCATION
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. 1974,0511.3)
Find out more
RELATIONS
British Museum
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk