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Reproduction of a freso with hounds attacking a boar

Painted by Emile Gilliéron père in 1911 or early 1912.

Period:
Late Helladic IIIB
Date:
ca. 1300–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Mycenaean
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 25 x 18 in. (63.5 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.58.4
  • Description

    Excavated 1910 in the west slope rubbish deposit at Tiryns.

    Some 250 fragments from a large boar hunting scene were found together at Tiryns. The theme of hounds and hunters with spears pursuing and killing a boar was repeated several times with variations. The scene represented here is reconstructed from fragments not all belonging to one and the same representation in order to make at least one scene as complete as possible. Other fragments from the boar hunt are displayed nearby.

    The original is in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 35, fig. 20.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 42-43, fig. 26.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 42-43, fig. 26.

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