(photo on external web page)
Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Arachne
Competition with Minerva
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesLyon 1532Part 2 (Books VI-X)
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
MonstersMiscellaneous
SOCIAL LIFE
Authors, scholars and philosophers
Scholar in their studio
UNSOLVED ICONOGRAPHIES
Miscellaneous
Further details
The woodcut should be depicting the moment Pallas transforms Archane into a spider, however it does not appear to be directly related to this particular episode. The man fighting the monster appears to be wearing an animal skin, like Hercules and sometimes Cadmus.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Anonymous
DATE
1532
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Le Grand Olympe des histoires poëtiques du prince de poësie Ovide Naso en sa métamorphose, Lyon (Romain Morin) (USTC 49832), 1532, fol. 4v
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares (RESP-YC-1627) - Gallica, public domain
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