Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Phaeton
Myths Before the fall Phaeton before Sol
Myths Before the fall Phaeton driving the chariot of the sun
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses Book II
Further details
The Story of Phaeton; in the foreground the half-mortal son of the sun god Apollo begs his father to let him drive his chariot. Above them to the left is Phaeton losing control of his fathers horses as he drives them across the sky, below him is a reclining river god
ARTIST/CREATOR
Durantino, Francesco (active c1540-1545) Monte Bagnolo or Urbino
DATE
1545 - 1550
LOCATION
Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Timothy Wilson, Italian Maiolica and Europe, Oxford 2017, cat. no. 67
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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