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Achilles on the back of the Centaur Chiron
Achilles on the back of the Centaur Chiron
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
27.8 x 41.2 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: D. Tunick, 2/74;
LL verso: Marcus Sopher (cat. 16);
See: Ann Sutherland Harris and Carla Lord. "Pietro Testa and Parnassus". Burlington Magazine. CXXII 1970, pp. 15-20.
Duplicate: a003771;
Sopher 17th c. cat. no. 16;

Accession Number:
1986.1.363
Acquisition Date:
1986-12-31
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

The centaur Chiron, riding with lions, carries the teenage Achilles on his back and shows him how to aim an arrow. In the foreground and background are amorous scenes of centaurs with young men and women.