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image of Cephalus and the Nymphs Bernardino Luini (artist)
Milanese, c. 1480 - 1532
Cephalus and the Nymphs, c. 1520/1522
fresco
overall: 228 x 124.5 cm (89 3/4 x 49 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1943.4.57
Not on View
From the Tour: Fresco Cycle with the Story of Procris and Cephalus
Object 7 of 9

Cephalus encounters two nymphs at the end of Act IV. Companions of the hunting goddess Diana, they sleep beside their weapons and dogs. The widowed prince confides his grief to the nymphs. In the distance, Luini depicted a city with church and bell towers capped by Christian crosses.

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