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image of The Misfortunes of Cephalus Bernardino Luini (artist)
Milanese, c. 1480 - 1532
The Misfortunes of Cephalus, c. 1520/1522
fresco
overall: 176.2 x 107.3 cm (69 3/8 x 42 1/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1943.4.59
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From the Tour: Fresco Cycle with the Story of Procris and Cephalus
Object 3 of 9

Chaos reigns, and wolves devour a flock of sheep as the gods turn against Cephalus, who appears twice. In the foreground, a shepherd tries to comfort Cephalus, but with head averted and hands raised in protest, the prince refuses his help.

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