Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Bacchus
Myths Bacchus and Ariadne Bacchus finding AriadneAriadne awake
Theseus
Myths Theseus abandons Ariadne for Aegle
Myths Theseus abandons Ariadne on Naxos
Cycles Master of the Campana Cassoni, cassone panels, Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon
Aegeus
Aegeus hurls himself into the sea
Further details
The identity of the woman holding the hands of Theseus, in front of the bed in which Ariadne (presumably) is sleeping, is unclear; Aegle 'on account of whom he broke the oaths which he had sworn to Ariadne' is mentioned by Plutarch and Athenaeus
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of the Campana Cassoni (active c1500)
DATE
circa 1500
LOCATION
Avignon, Musée du Petit Palais (formerly Marseilles, Musée Longchamp)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Paul Schubring, Cassoni: Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Früh-Renaissance. Ein Beitrag zur profanmalerei im Quattrocento, Munich 1915, no. 382. He provides an alternative identity for the figure here identified as Aegle
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Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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