P. 302 (with art)

Sophokles, Ant (Antigone) 944-950:

So too endured Danae in her beauty to change the light of the sky for brass-bound walls, and in that chamber, both burial and bridal, she was held in strict confinement. And yet was she of esteemed lineage, my daughter, and guarded a deposit of the seed of Zeus that had fallen in a golden rain (original Greek).

Horace, Odes 3.16.1-4:

Full well had Danae been secured, in truth,
By oaken portals, and a brazen tower,
And savage watch-dogs, from the roving youth
That prowl at midnight’s hour
(original Latin).

Ovid, AA (Ars Amatoria) 3.415-16:

Who could have been of Danae’s charms assur’d,
Had she grown old, within her tow’r immur’d? (original Latin)

Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum 637 (St 1733): Attic red-figure calyx krater with Danae and the golden rain (side A) and Danae, Perseus and chest (side B)

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Figs. 193-4, p. 457, vol. 3.1, Cook, Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion (1940).

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Hermitage Museum

iconiclimc images: whole view of side A; and detail of Danae and golden rain

iconiclimc image: detail of Danae and Perseus in chest from side B

Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum 642 (St 1357): Attic red-figure stamnos with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Drawings by J.D. Beazley of carpenter and Danae with Perseus, from Beazley Archive Pottery Database

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 13.200: Attic red-figure hydria with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Perseus Image of Boston 13.200

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Toledo, Museum of Art 69.369: Attic red-figure lekythos with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Perseus Image of Toledo 1969.369

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Ferrara, Museo Nazionale di Spina 818, Attic red-figure cup with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 03.792, Attic red-figure hydria with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Providence, Rhode Island School of Design 25.084, Attic red-figure lekythos with Danae, Perseus and chest

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Drawing by J.D. Beazley from Beazley Archive Pottery Database

RISDM 25-084FrontViewMuseum Appropriation Fund and Special Gift Fund. Photography by Erik Gould, courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.

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New Haven, Clairmont Collection XXXX211249, Attic red-figure pyxis with Diktys and Danae

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Athens, Agora Museum P29612, fragment of Attic red-figure krater with Danae on Seriphos

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Notebooks, Agora Excavations

Syracuse, Museo Archeologico 23910, Attic red-figure bell krater with Danae on Seriphos

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Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire HR299 (ex Jucker Collection), Attic white-ground lekythos with Akrisios at tomb

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