Serpentarium Mundi by Alexei Alexeev The Ancient Ophidian Iconography Resource (Mundus Vetus, 3000 BC - 650 AD)
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Volume IV VOLUME V: PAINTINGS & MOSAICS Volume VI
           
Real
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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 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 V contains 0 records.

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Darius [Darius I, r. 522-486 BC], being well content with his bridge of boats, made to Mandrocles the Samian [fl. 500s BC] a gift of ten of every kind; wherefrom Mandrocles took the firstfruits and therewith had a picture made showing the whole bridge of the Bosporus, and Darius sitting aloft on his throne and his army crossing; this he set up in the temple of Here [Heraion on Samos], with this inscription: "This Picture Mandrocles to Here gives, Whereby for ever his Achievement lives; A Bridge of Boats oer Bosp'rus' fishful Flood He built; Darius saw, and judg'd it good; Thus for himself won Mandrocles a Crown, And for his isle of Samos high Renown." This then was done to preserve the name of the builder of the bridge. Darius, having rewarded Mandrocles, crossed over to Europe.


Author: Work: Fragment(s): Translator(s): Collection & Publisher:
Herodotus
(c. 484-425 BC)
Histories IV: 88-89 Alfred Denis Godley Loeb Classical Library
(LCL 118) © Harvard
University Press, 1921



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 V 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
● 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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