Italy, Naples Museum, from Pompeii, House of Grand Duke of Tuscany (VII, 4, 56), Dirce Punishment
Contributor:Sites & Photos / Shmuel Magal / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3557 x 5616 px | 30.1 x 47.5 cm | 11.9 x 18.7 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:26 February 2010
This picture, dominated by a rural landscape in which a dolmen symbolizing the mythical era introduces a disturbing atmosphere of mystery. The Dirce is already bound to the bull which Zethus, standing on the left with his mother Antiope, is about to set free, while Amphion is conversing with his tutor behind the bull.