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

  • Stuart, James, 1713-1788
Date
1762
Reference
2189092i
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About this work

Description

Lips (known Livas) is seen as a young man holding a ship's sternpost, because the Livas wind blew straight into the harbour of Piraeus, preventing ships from sailing

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

Publication/Creation

1762

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 23.8 x 35 cm

Lettering

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

Lettering note

"Lips" is carved on the frieze in Greek lelters

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2189092i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


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