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Sculpture on the Tower of the Winds, Athens: the north west wind. Engraving by J. Basire the elder, 1762.

  • Stuart, James, 1713-1788
Date
1762
Reference
2189090i
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About this work

Description

Sciron is seen as a bearded man carrying a cauldron, indicating that the north-west wind dries up vegetation and represents the onset of winter

The Tower of the Winds is also called the Horologion of Andronicus of Cyrrhus

Publication/Creation

1762

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 24.4 x 35.6 cm

Lettering

Sciron, the north west wind, from the Temple of the Winds at Athens. Jam.s Basire sculp.t.

Lettering note

"Skiron" is carved on the frieze in Greek lelters

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2189090i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


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