Serpentarium Mundi by Alexei Alexeev The Ancient Ophidian Iconography Resource (Mundus Vetus, 3000 BC - 650 AD)
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Volume I VOLUME II: ADORNMENTS & TOOLS Volume III
           
Real
Animals


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February 2025
Fantastic
Creatures


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completion after
April 2025
Deities &
Spirits


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completion after
June 2025
Heroes &
Victims


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August 2025
Notables &
Anonyms


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Objects &
Symbols


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Description. Volume II contains a selection of iconographical subjects represented on portable art objects: jewellery, talismans, seals, and armaments in a variety of materials (gemstone, gold, ivory, 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 records (currently none). The artefacts are represented by two figures (the primary and secondary) offering a general view and details. The primary figures' thumbnails are placed into the 5 x 6 basic gallery grid which is expanded vertically by adding extra rows when needed. Each primary figure has a unique code, based on a universal formula: N-n-xxx-nnn (Volume Number - Chapter Number - Abbreviated Article Name - Figure Number).

Currently, 0 articles in 0 chapters are available, and Volume II contains 0 records.

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Zeus's daughter [Athena] gave him [Erichthonius] two serpents [δράκων] to guard his body when she handed him for safe keeping to the daughters of Aglauros [Wife of Cecrops, an early king of Athens, with whom she had three daughters: Aglauros, Herse, and Pandrosos]. And that is why the Athenians have the custom of rearing their children adorned with serpents [ὄφις] of beaten gold.


Author: Work: Fragment(s): Translator(s): Collection & Publisher:
Euripides
(c. 480-406 BC)
Ion 21-26 David Kovacs Loeb Classical Library
(LCL 010) © Harvard
University Press, 1999



Editorial notes: The curator's and/or translator's notes are placed inside square brackets and indicated by the quartz colour. The intentionally omitted textual fragments are indicated by an ellipsis placed inside angle brackets. Direct mentions of the main subject are indicated by the azure colour. Direct mentions of snakes/serpents and their derivatives are indicated by the amber colour and complemented by references to the sources' original language and the words' lemmas. Important descriptive details are indicated by the malachite colour.

Source-Image(s): Volume II source-images come from both internal and external resources (see below). 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 alexeialexeev@rogers.com
● Museums' Collections Online:
Bibliothèque Nationale
de France
Cabinet des Médailles Paris, France www.medaillesetantiques.bnf.fr
British Museum

Main Collection London, UK www.britishmuseum.org
Kunsthistorisches
Museum
Main Collection Vienna, Austria www.khm.at
Metropolitan Museum
of Art
Main Collection New York, USA www.metmuseum.org
Musée du Louvre

Main Collection Paris, France www.louvre.fr
Museum of Fine Arts

Main Collection Boston, USA www.mfa.org
Staatliche Antikensamm-lungen und Glyptothek Main Collection Munich, Germany www.antike-am-koenigsplatz.mwn.de
Staatliche Museen
zu Berlin
Altes Museum: Antikensammlung;
Neues Museum: Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Ägyptisches Museum,
Papyrussammlung;
Pergamonmuseum: Antikensammlung, Vorder-asiatisches Museum, Museum für Islamische Kunst;
Bode Museum: Skulpturen-sammlung, Museum für Byzantinische Kunst;
Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Berlin, Germany www.smb.museum
State Hermitage
Museum
Main Collection St. Petersburg, Russia www.hermitagemuseum.org
● Specialized Talismans Databases Online:
The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (CBMGD) Online Specialized Talismans Database Budapest, Hungary www.szepmuveszeti.hu/talismans
● Printed Publications:
LIMC 1981-
2009
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 publishers or publishing locations, only the first entry from the full bibliographic description is listed. (2) In cases of modern reprints of important older works, the original publication is listed, with the information on the later edition(s), such as the date of reprint, publisher, and publishing location, placed inside parentheses. In cases of translated works, both the original and English versions are listed. (3) An idiosyncratic universal formatting of the English-language entries is employed: all nouns, pronouns, numerals, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and some categories of determiners are capitalized.

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