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.
- [between 1700 and 1799]
About this work
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