Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Hercules
Myths Labours CerberusHercules pulling a defeated Cerberus behind himMiscellaneous
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceUnknown or lost prototypesSarcophagus with Hercules and Cerberus
Mercury
TypesPsychopompos
Satyrs
Various activitiesPlaying an instrumentAulos
Danaides
The Danaides carrying water in leaking vessels
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceUnknown or lost prototypesSarcophagus with Hercules and Cerberus as well as the Danaides
LITERATURE
Ancient
HomerOdyssey Book XII: Ulysses recounts 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
HomerOdyssey Census of Antique Art Known to the RenaissanceUnknown or lost PrototypesCover of Sarcophagus with Ulysses and Sirens as well as scenes from the underworld
SECULAR ICONOGRAPHY
Death
The soulDeceased escorted away from relatives by Mercury Psychopompos
Further details
At the right Mercury as Psychopompos, leading a deceased man away from his wife, then Ulysses passing the Sirens, then Hercules, accompanied by a Satyr and a Maenad (reference to the mysteries he had been initiated into) taking Cerberus, at the right a Danaid filling her jar and two fountain nymphs
ARTIST/CREATOR
Dosio, Giovanni Antonio (1533-1611)
DATE
1546 - 1570
LOCATION
Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett → 79 D 1, fol. 16r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Dosio, Giovanni AntonioSketchbook of antiquities (Berlin)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die Antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. 2, Berlin, 1890, pp. 152-154, no. 52
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RELATIONS
Census database
Census database (lost prototype)
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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