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GODS & MYTHS
Muses
Myths The Muses and Pyreneus
LITERATURE
Ancient
OvidMetamorphoses CyclesAntwerp 1606 (Antonio Tempesta)
Further details
According to the British Museum database (as of 20130) this scene shows, despite the caption, not the Muses but the daughters of Anius turning into birds - this interpretation is suggested by the place of the image in the sequence, but the details suggest that the caption is correct
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tempesta, Antonio (1555-1630)
DATE
1606
LOCATION
London, British Museum (Dept. of Prints and Drawings)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)Metamorphoseon sive Transformationum Ovidianarum libri quindecim, aeneis formis ab Antonio Tempesta Florentino incisi..., Antwerp, 1606, plate 127
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Bartsch (XVII.151.764)
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RELATIONS
library-record of illustrated text
complete digital copy of illustrated text in the Warburg Institute Library
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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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