MUSI, Agostino de

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Description

Apollo and Daphne
1518
engraving
7 x 9" SHEET
Engraving of Eros tormenting Apollo, the Greek god of the sun and the arts, Eros, the god of love, shoots him with one of his golden-tipped arrows, filling Apollo with unbridled passion for the nymph Daphne. Eros also struck Daphne but with a lead-tipped arrow which made her spurn Apollos advances. Daphne, in the midst of being hotly pursued by Apollo, begs her father, a river god, Open the earth to enclose me, or change my form, which has brought me into this danger! Hearing her plea, Daphnes father transforms her into a laurel tree as Apollo looks on in surprise. Knowing he can never Daphne as his wife, Apollo adopts the laurel as his sacred tree.

Creator

MUSI, Agostino de
b. Italy, 1490 - 1536

Source

Ala Story Print Collection

Identifier

1967.4

Citation

MUSI, Agostino de and b. Italy, 1490 - 1536, “MUSI, Agostino de,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/6483.