The Daughters of Cecrops discover Ericthonius: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book 2
- Pen, ink and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
- Sheet: 5 × 7 1/2 inches (12.7 × 19.1 cm)
Inscribed in brown ink, lower center: "Met..lib.2"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- basket | crow (animal) | Erichthonius, hidden in a basket, is handed over by Minerva to Aglauros and her sisters (Cecrops' daughters) to be taken care of | figures | forest | literary theme | Ovid's Metamorphoses | religious and mythological subject
- Associated People:
- Herse, figure in Greek mythology, daughter of Cecrops, sister to Aglauros and Pandrosos
Pandrosos, one of the three daughters of Cecrops, the first king of Athens, sister to Aglauros and Herse
Aglaurus, Athenian princess, one of the three daughters of Cecrops, sister to Herse and Pandrosos
Erichthonius, legendary early ruler of ancient Athens
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Thomas Carwitham, active 1723, British, The Daughters of Cecrops discover Ericthonius: Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book 2, 1723
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