Serpentarium Mundi by Alexei Alexeev The Ancient Ophidian Iconography Resource (Mundus Vetus, 3000 BC - 650 AD)
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Description. Volume V contains a selection of iconographical subjects represented on two-dimensional art objects: paintings, murals, and mosaics in a variety of materials (encaustic, tempera, stone, etc.).

This volume is divided into 6 specialized chapters, based on the type of iconographical subject and the context. Every chapter has a different number of articles (currently none). Each article has a different number of figures (currently none), which are divided into sets (5 x 6 content grids, accommodating up to 30 figures' thumbnails; currently none). The figures contain varying numbers of artefacts (currently none), depending on the scale of the source-image. Some artefacts are represented by several figures (offering a general view and details).

Currently, 0 articles in 0 chapters are available, and Volume V contains 0 figures.

------------------------- « ● Quotations from the Father of History about Paintings & Mosaics ● » -------------------------

Next, Darius [Darius I, r. 522-486 BC] expressed his delight with the bridge of boats by giving the engineer Mandrokles of Samos [fl. 500s BC] a multitude of gifts. Mandrokles reserved the first fruits of these and had a picture painted to portray the entire bridge over the Bosporus with King Darius sitting on his chair of state and the army crossing over the bridge. He dedicated it in the sanctuary of Hera [Heraion on Samos], with the following inscription engraved on it: "After spanning the Bosporus teeming with fish, to Hera Mandrokles dedicated this. To commemorate his work on the bridge of boats, winning a crown for himself, and glory for Samos, by fulfilling the will of Darius the King." Those were the memorials of the man who built the bridge. After having rewarded Mandrokles, Darius crossed the Hellespont.

● Herodotus (484-425 BC), Histories IV: 88, 1-2; 89, 1 | Translated by Andrea L. Purvis & Robert B. Strassler. Copyright © 2007.

Editorial notes: {...} - Omitted text; [...] - Translation back to the original, clarification, or curator's commentary.

Source-Image(s): The Volume V source-images come from both internal and external resources. Every attempt is made to maximize use of the curator’s own photographic database. The rest of the source-images come from online resources and digital scans. In each case, the copyright holder’s permission was acquired and the courtesy gratefully acknowledged.
● Personal Photo Archive:
Alexei Alexeev Curator Ottawa, Canada
● Museums' Collections Online:
Bibliothèque Nationale
de France
Cabinet des Médailles Paris, France
British Museum

Main Collection London, UK
Main Collection Vienna, Austria
Metropolitan Museum
of Art
Main Collection New York, USA
Musée du Louvre

Main Collection Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts

Main Collection Boston, USA
Staatliche Antikensamm-lungen und Glyptothek Main Collection Munich, Germany
Staatliche Museen
zu Berlin
Altes Museum: Antikensammlung;
Neues Museum: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Ägyptisches Museum,
Pergamonmuseum: Antikensammlung, Vorder-asiatisches Museum, Museum für Islamische Kunst;
Bode Museum: Skulpturen-sammlung, Museum für Byzantinische Kunst;
Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Berlin, Germany
State Hermitage
Main Collection St. Petersburg, Russia
● Printed Publications:
John, ed.
Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). Volumes I-VIII. Indices. Supplementum. Zürich Artemis & Winkler Verlag

Note(s): (1) A minimalist approach is adopted for the descriptions of the bibliographic entries: in cases of multiple authors, publishers, or publishing locations, only the first entry from the full bibliographic description is listed. (2) In cases of modern reprints of the important works from the past, the date of the original publication is placed inside parentheses. In cases of translated works, both the original and English versions are listed. (3) An idiosyncratic universal formatting of entries is employed: all nouns, pronouns, numerals, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and some categories of determiners are capitalised.

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