Greetings Card: The Antiquities of Athens

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The Antiquities of Athens, Vol. I, James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, 1830. Plate XIX of Chapter 4 of this publication is an engraving of sculpture copied from the frieze of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, which tells the myth of the capture of Dionysus (Bacchus) by Tyrrhenian pirates; they failed to realise that they had captured a god and were turned into dolphins. The image depicts this metamorphasis.

Dimensions:210mm x150mm


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