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). The figures' thumbnails are placed into the 5 x 6 basic gallery grid which is expanded vertically by adding extra rows when needed. Each figure has a unique code, based on a universal formula: N-n-xxx-nnn (Volume Number - Chapter Number - Abbreviated Article Name - Figure Number). 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.

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Amasis [Ahmose II, r. 570-526 BC] also dedicated offerings to other sanctuaries in the Greek world: he offered a gilded statue of Athena and a painted image of himself in Cyrene; to Athena in Lindos he sent two stone statues and a spectacular breastplate of linen; to Hera on Samos he sent a pair of wooden images of himself, which were set up in the huge temple there and were still standing in my time behind the doors.

Author: Work: Fragment(s): Translator(s): Collection & Publisher:
(c. 484-425 BC)
Histories II: 182, 1 Andrea L. Purvis, Robert B. Strassler The Landmark Series:
Herodotus, The Histories
Anchor Books © 2007

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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.

Author: Work: Fragment(s): Translator(s): Collection & Publisher:
(c. 484-425 BC)
Histories IV: 88, 1-2; 89, 1 Andrea L. Purvis, Robert B. Strassler The Landmark Series:
Herodotus, The Histories
Anchor Books © 2007

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

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
● 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:
LIMC 1981-
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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