Medium:Color wood engraving on rives paper after a watercolor
Date:1959 – 1963
Height: 13 in
Width: 10.1875 in
Note: Image Size: 9.75"H x 7.375"W
Paper Size: 13" x 10.1875"W
Large gray-green creature with blood dripping from the sky onto its shoulder. Black splayed figure holding bow in left arm spread across creatures back.
At the point leading down to the Seventh Circle, Dante and Vigil are faced by the Minotaure, who, upon being taunted by Virgil, flies into a fit of fury. While he thrashes about, the poets slip past him only to arrive at Phlegethon, the river of boiling blood, in which the violent souls are immersed.Chiron the chief Centaur who guards the river banks, carries Dante across the river on his back.