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The Education in Geography of the young Achilles by the Centaur Chiron
The Education in Geography of the young Achilles by the Centaur Chiron
Date:
1752
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching Printed In Sepia Ink
Dimensions:
21 x 29 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.36373
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Two centaurs pointing out places on a globe to a young boy holding a map.

In a stone temple a young man receives a lesson in geography form a learned centaur. Another centaur holds a firebrand to light the room. The teacher holds a globe and calipers. Watching are doves, a cherub, a dog, a cat. The room holds a stone urn, a column, a carved mask.