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Diana (Artemis) and Pan: Pan lures Diana (representing the moon) with the offer of a white fleece. Engraving by G. Frezza after C. Maratta.

  • Maratti, Carlo, 1625-1713.
Date
[between 1700 and 1799]
Reference
2498932i
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Description

In the Georgics Virgil advises the sheep breeder to keep a black-mouthed ram away from the flock in order to preserve the whiteness of the lambs' wool, as the attractiveness of white wool was proved by the ability of Pan to lure the moon with the whiteness of fleece

Publication/Creation

[Rome] : [publisher not identified], [between 1700 and 1799]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 37.6 x 27 cm

Lettering

Munere sic nivee lanae, si credere dignum est, Pan deus Arcadiae captam, te luna, fefellit. Virg. Georg. lib. 3. v. 393. Carol. Marattus inv et delin. Io. Hieronymus Frezza sculp. Romae sup. perm.

Edition

[State with name of Jacob Frey as publisher erased from the plate].

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2498932i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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