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Acteon turned into a deer


Dimensions : 31.5 x 19 cm
Type of support: Frame, Frame
Completing time: 10 months, 10 months

Acteon is the son of god Aristée and of Autonoé. He was brought up by Centaur Chiron and became a very skillful hunter. He is visible on the right side of the low-relief.

According to a popular legend, as he was hunting, Acteon surprised goddess Artemis (Diana) who was bathing, here in the middle. She got furious and turned him into a deer.

Scene inspired by an engraving by François Chauveau, dating back to the late 17th century.

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